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Change in Rates American Water Co

PUBLIC NOTICE OF CHANGE IN RATES WITH
WEST VIRGINIA – AMERICAN WATER COMPANY
Notice is hereby given that WEST VIRGINIA-AMERICAN WATER COMPANY, a public utility, has filed with the PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION OF WEST VIRGINIA a tariff containing a requested increase in rates, tolls, and charges for furnishing water service to approximately 168,000 customers in Boone, Braxton, Cabell, Clay, Fayette, Harrison, Jackson, Kanawha, Lewis, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mercer, Putnam, Raleigh, Roane, Summers, Wayne and Webster Counties.
The tariff filing will also directly or indirectly affect those customers of the following public service districts, regional development authorities, municipalities or other governmental subdivisions who, under agreements approved by the Public Service Commission, are charged water rates that are in whole or in part based on the rates of the Company:
Boone County Public Service District
Cumberland Public Service District
Jumping Branch-Nimitz Public Service District
Kanawha County Regional Development Authority
Lashmeet Public Service District
Lewis County Economic Development Authority
New Haven Public Service District (Fayette County)
Some of the customers receiving service from these entities under Operation and Maintenance Agreements with the Company also pay a surcharge in addition to the metered water rates. These surcharge amounts were approved by the Public Service Commission in prior cases, and those surcharges will not increase or otherwise be affected by this filing.
The proposed increased rates and charges will become effective May 30, 2015, unless otherwise ordered by the Public Service Commission, and will produce, on a total Company basis, $35,472,154 annually in additional revenues, or an overall increase in revenues of approximately 28.18{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}, with such revenues being collected from the customers as more fully described herein. The Company expects that the Commission will order the suspension of the new rates and charges for the full 300-day suspension period under W. Va. Code §24-2-4a, or until February 24, 2016.
The following schedule shows the change from rates currently in effect based on representative levels of consumption and the monthly dollar and percentage changes if the full rate increase is granted.
WEST VIRGINIA (except
Cumberland and    PROPOSED    PRESENT        PERCENTAGE
Upper Kanawha Valley)    RATES    RATES    DIFFERENCE    DIFFERENCE
RESIDENTIAL
Minimum Bill (1,500 Gallons)     $30.06    $23.20    $6.86    29.57{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}
4,000 Gallons (App. 5.33 CCF)    $63.40    $48.93    $14.47    29.57{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}
4,500 Gallons (App. 6.0 CCF)    $70.07    $54.07    $16.00    29.59{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}
7,500 Gallons (App. 10 CCF)    $110.07    $84.95    $25.12    29.57{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}
10,000 Gallons (App. 13.33 CCF)    $143.41    $110.67    $32.74    29.58{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}
The average bills for larger customers will vary as a result of the tariff change based on both consumption and meter size. At representative levels of consumption (and assuming a standard meter size for that level of consumption), the monthly dollar and percentage changes for those customers are:
PROPOSED     PRESENT        PERCENTAGE
RATES    RATES     DIFFERENCE     DIFFERENCE
COMMERCIAL
20,000 Gallons (App. 26.67 CCF)    $320.38    $247.25    $73.13    29.58{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}
50,000 Gallons (App. 66.67 CCF)    $629.35    $485.70    $143.65    29.58{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}
100,000 Gallons (App. 133.33 CCF)    $1,068.40    $824.55    $243.85    29.57{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}
250,000 Gallons (App. 333.33 CCF)    $2,385.55    $1,841.10    $544.45    29.57{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}
INDUSTRIAL
2,000,000 Gallons (App. 2,666 CCF)    $15,775.38     $12,174.96    $3,600.42    29.57{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}
10,000,000 Gallons (App. 13,333 CCF)    $64,654.38    $49,897.96    $14,756.42    29.57{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}
25,000,000 Gallons (App. 33,333 CCF)    $126,994.38    $98,008.96    $28,985.42    29.57{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}
40,000,000 Gallons (App. 53,333 CCF)    $189,334.38    $146,119.96    $43,214.42    29.57{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}
SALE FOR RESALE
1,000,000 Gallons (App. 1,333 CCF)    $9,347.05     $7,213.70    $2,133.35    29.57{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}
7,500,000 Gallons (App. 10,000 CCF)    $52,786.55    $40,739.40    $12,047.15    29.57{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}
15,000,000 Gallons (App. 20,000 CCF)    $91,071.05    $70,287.90    $20,783.15    29.57{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}
25,000,000 Gallons (App. 33,333 CCF)    $138,171.05    $106,640.90    $31,530.15    29.57{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}
OTHER PUBLIC AUTHORITY
20,000 Gallons (App. 26.67 CCF)    $320.38    $247.25    $73.13    29.58{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}
50,000 Gallons (App. 66.67 CCF)    $629.35    $485.70    $143.65    29.58{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}
100,000 Gallons (App. 133.33 CCF)    $1,068.40    $824.55    $243.85    29.57{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}
250,000 Gallons (App. 333.33 CCF)    $2,385.55    $1,841.10    $544.45    29.57{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}
Rates for private fire protection will increase 29.58{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}.
CUMBERLAND (all Customers)
RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL AND OTHER PUBLIC AUTHORITIES
Minimum Bill (1,500 Gallons)    $17.40    $11.60    $5.80
4,000 Gallons (App. 5.33 CCF)    $29.32    $19.20    $10.12    52.71{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}
4,500 Gallons (App. 6.00 CCF)    $31.71    $21.10    $10.61    50.28{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}
7,500 Gallons (App. 10.00 CCF)    $46.01    $32.50    $13.51    41.57{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}
10,000 Gallons (App. 13.33 CCF)    $57.94    $42.00    $15.94    37.95{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}
20,000 Gallons (App. 26.66 CCF)    $105.63    $80.00    $25.63    32.04{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}
50,000 Gallons (App. 66.66 CCF)    $229.36    $178.00    $51.36    28.85{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}
Rates for private fire protection will increase 50.00{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}.
UPPER KANAWHA VALLEY (all Customers)
RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL AND OTHER PUBLIC AUTHORITIES
Minimum Bill (1,500 Gallons)    $30.06    $22.04    $8.02    36.39{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}
4,000 Gallons (App. 66.67 CCF)    $63.04    $46.48    $16.92    36.40{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}
4,500 Gallons (App. 133.33 CCF    $70.07    $51.37    $18.70    36.40{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}
7,500 Gallons (App. 10.00 CCF)    $110.07    $80.70    $29.37    36.39{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}
10,000 Gallons (App. 13.33 CCF)    $143.41    $105.14    $38.27    36.40{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}
20,000 Gallons (App. 26.66 CCF)    $276.76    $202.91    $73.85    29.57{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}
50,000 Gallons (App. 66.66 CCF)    $585.73    $429.43    $156.30    29.57{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}
The Company’s sale for resale customers include Bluefield Valley Water Works Company, Putnam PSD, Lavalette PSD, Flatwoods Canoe Run PSD, and Aqua Ohio Water, Jane Lew PSD, Lincoln PSD, Queen Shoals PSD, and City of Hurricane. The rates for Lavalette PSD are set by contract approved by the Commission and are not subject to this increase.
The rate increases shown above are based on averages for customers in the indicated class at varying usages. Individual customers may receive increases that are greater or less than average. Furthermore, the requested rates and charges are only a proposal and are subject to change (increase or decrease) by the Public Service Commission in its review of this filing. Any increase in rates and charges will not become effective until authorized and approved by the Public Service Commission. If a hearing is conducted, notice will be given of the time and place of hearing.
A complete copy of the Company’s tariff proposals and a representative of the Company to provide information concerning this tariff are available to all customers, prospective customers or their agents at the following offices:
West Virginia-American Water
Central Division
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Charleston, WV 25302
West Virginia-American Water
Western Division
4002 Ohio River Road
Huntington, WV 25702
West Virginia-American Water
Southern Division
12 Mile Road @ Route 460
Princeton, West Virginia 24740
West Virginia-American Water
Northern Division
1243 U.S. Highway 19 South
Weston, West Virginia 26452
Copies of the tariffs have also been delivered to representatives of the aforementioned public service districts and entities for public inspection at their respective offices.
Anyone desiring to intervene and act as a party in either of these cases should file on or before July 29, 20151 a Petition to Intervene complying with the Commission rules on intervention in the Rules of Practice and Procedure, 150 C.S.R. 1. Anyone desiring to protest should file a written protest as soon as possible although protests will be accepted by the Commission through the pendency of this proceeding. All written protests should briefly state the reason for the protest. All protests and Petitions to Intervene should clearly state the case name and number and be addressed to Ingrid Ferrell, Executive Secretary, Public Service Commission of West Virginia, P.O. Box 812, Charleston, West Virginia 25323.
A copy of this tariff is also available for public inspection at the Offices of the Secretary of the Public Service Commission at 201 Brooks Street, Charleston, West Virginia 25301.
1This is 90 days after the filing, and 30 days after the 60-day period we’ll have requested to complete our bill-insert individual notice.