RIVER FALLS MUNICIPAL UTILITIES: Notice to Customers - Water Rates HearingPUBLIC NOTICE TO ALL CUSTOMERS OF
PUBLIC NOTICE TO ALL CUSTOMERS OF
RIVER FALLS MUNICIPAL WATER UTILITY
River Falls Municipal Water Utility has filed an application with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) to increase water rates. The increase is necessary because of a 85 percent increase in operating expenses and a 159 percent increase in utility plant. The last water rate case was in March 1997.
The total increase in water revenues requested is $41,986 which will result in an estimated overall rate increase of 3 percent over the water utility’s present revenues. If the request is granted, the water bill for an average residential customer with a 5/8-inch or 3/4-inch meter who uses 4,000 gallons of water per month will increase from $9.87 to $10.85, an increase of approximately 3 cents per day.
A telephonic public hearing on the application has been scheduled for March 30, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Foster Conference Room at City Hall, 222 Lewis Street, River Falls, Wisconsin. Scheduling questions regarding this hearing may be directed to the PSCW at (608) 266-3766.
A person may testify in this proceeding without becoming a party and without attorney representation. A person may submit this testimony in one of the following ways:
* Web Comment. Go to the PSCW’s web site at http://psc.wi.gov, click on the “Public Comments” button on the side menu bar. On the next page select the “File a comment” link that appears for docket number 5110-WR-103. Web comments shall be received no later than March 29, 2012.
* Oral Comment. Spoken testimony at the public hearing session.
* Written Comment. Instead of speaking at the hearing, write out a comment and submit it at the public hearing session.
* Mail Comment. All comments submitted by U.S. mail shall be received no later than March 29, 2012. A mail comment shall include the phrase “Docket 5110-WR103 Comments” in the heading, and shall be addressed to:
Docket 5110-WR-103 Comments
Public Service Commission
P.O. Box 7854
Madison WI 53707-7854.
The PSCW intends to webcast this hearing live on the PSCW’s web site at http://psc.wi.gov under the “PSC Live Broadcast” button.
All documents in this docket are filed on the Commission’s Electronic Regulatory Filing (ERF) system. To view these documents: (1) go to the Commission’s web site at http://psc.wi.gov, (2) enter “5110-WR-103” in the box labeled “Link Directly to a Case,” and (3) select “GO.”
If you have any questions, please contact Carl Gaulke, Utility General Manager, River Falls Municipal Utilities at 715-425-0906 or email@example.com.
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