Notice of Hearing
Green Valley Glenwood Public Service District
Proposed Sewer Tariff — 2021
Please take notice that Green Valley Glenwood Public Service has proposed the following rates to be effective September 1, 2021. The Mercer County Commission will consider these proposed rates at a meeting of the Commission on July 13, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. Any person who wishes to comment on these rates may be present at that date and time.
Applicable in entire territory served.
Available for general domestic, commercial and industrial sewer service (except for unusual industrial waste) and sale for resale sewer service.
RATES (Customers with metered water supply)
First 2,000 gallons used per month $11.34 per 1,000 gallons
Next 2,000 gallons used per month $10.28 per 1,000 gallons
Next 6,000 gallons used per month $ 9.12 per 1,000 gallons
Next 90,000 gallons used per month $ 7.97 per 1,000 gallons
All over 100,000 gallons used per month $ 6.84 per 1,000 gallons
No bill will be rendered for less than $22.68 per month.
FLAT RATE CHARGE (customers with non-metered water supply)
No bill will be rendered for less than $47.80 per month which is the equivalent of 4,500 gallons.
LANDFILL LEACHATE CHARGE
$9.14 per 1,000 gallons
(Alternate – use attached Schedule A)
DELAYED PAYMENT PENALTY
The above schedule is net. On all accounts not paid in full when due ten percent (10%) will be added to the net current amount unpaid. This delayed payment penalty is not interest and is to be collected only once for each bill where it is appropriate.
The following charge is to be made whenever the utility installs a new tap to serve an applicant:
A tap fee of $100.00 will be charged to customers applying for service before Construction is completed adjacent to the customer’s premises in connection with a certificate proceeding before the Commission. This pre-construction tap fee will be invalid after completion of construction adjacent to the applicant’s premises that is associated
with a certificate proceeding.
A tap fee of $300.00 will be charged to all customers applying for service outside of a certificate proceeding before the Commission for each new tap to the system.
Whenever water service has been previously disconnected for non-payment of sewer bills in conjunction with a water service termination agreement with West Virginia American Water Company, a disconnection fee of $25.00 shall be charged, or in the event the delinquent sewer bill is collected by the water company, an administrative fee of $25.00 shall be charged.
Whenever water service, which has been previously disconnected or otherwise withheld for nonpayment of a sewer bill in conjunction with a water service termination agreement with West Virginia American Water Company is reconnected, a reconnection fee of $25.00 shall be charged.
RETURNED CHECK CHARGE
A service charge equal to the actual bank fee assessed to the sewer utility up to a maximum of $25.00 will be imposed upon any customer whose check for payment of charges is returned by the bank due to insufficient funds.
$2.10 per 1,000 gallons is to be used when a bill reflects unusual consumption which can be attributed to eligible water leakage on the customer’s side of meter. This rate shall be applied to all such consumption above the customer’s historical average usage.
Not to exceed two-twelfths (2/12) of the average annual usage of the applicant’s specific customer class, or fifty dollars, whichever is greater. This fee may be changed by applicable statutory provisions.
SURCHARGE FORMULA TO BE APPLIED IN THE CASE OF USERS PRODUCING UNUSUAL WASTE
The charge for the treatment of unusual waste will be calculated on the basis of the following formula:
Ci = VoVi + BoBi + SoSi+NoNi
Ci = charge to unusual users per year
Vo = average unit cost of transport and treatment chargeable to volume, in dollars per gallon
Vi = volume of waste water from unusual users, in gallons per year
Bo = average unit cost of treatment, chargeable to Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) in dollars per pound
Bi = weight of BOD from unusual users, in pounds per year
So = average unit costs of treatment (including sludge treatment) chargeable to total solids, in dollars per pound
Si = weight of total solids from unusual users, in pounds per year
No = average unit costs of treatment chargeable to Nitrogenous Oxygen Demand (NOD), in dollars per pound
Ni = weight of NOD from unusual users, in pounds per year
When an unusual user is to be served, a preliminary study of wastes, and the cost of transport and treatment thereof, will be made. Waste containing materials which, in the judgment of the Public Service District, should not be introduced into the sewer system need not be handled by it. The results of this preliminary study will be used to determine the feasibility of the proposed sewer service and the charge therefore, based upon the formula set out above.
Thereafter, unusual sewage will be monitored on a regular basis and at the conclusion of each fiscal year based on the aforesaid investigation and an audit of the Utility’s records, new costs figures will be calculated for use in the above formula. The cost of establishing the monitoring facilities shall be paid by the unusual user. Based on these audited figures, additional billings covering the past fiscal year will be made for payment by each unusual user, or refund by the Public Service District, as the case may be. Such audited figures will then be used for the preliminary billing for the next fiscal year, at the end of which an adjustment will be made as aforesaid.
SURCHARGE FORMULA TO BE APPLIED IN CASES WHERE SURFACE DRAINAGE IS CONNECTED TO THE DISTRICT’S SANITARY SYSTEM
Whenever the District has discovered that a customer’s roof drain, downspout, storm sewer or similar facility conducting surface water have been connected to the utility’s sewer system and such customer has failed to take appropriate action within thirty (30) days of receipt of a demand by the utility in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Public Service Commission to eliminate such connection, a surcharge will be imposed upon the customer calculated on the basis of the following formula:
S = A x R x .0006233 x C
S = The surcharge in dollars
A = The area under roof and/or the area of any other water collecting surface connected to the sanitary sewer, in square feet
R = The measured monthly rainfall, in inches
.0006233 = A conversion factor to change inches of rain x square feet of surface to thousands of gallons of water
C = The customer usage charge for the area in which the customer is located
The utility shall not impose the surcharge unless and until the customer has been notified by certified mail, return receipt requested, or by hand delivery, that it has been established by smoke testing, dye testing, or on-site inspection that rain or surface water is being in introduced into the sanitary sewer system at the customer’s location, and that the customer has not acted within thirty (30) days from receipt of such notice to divert the water from the sanitary sewer system.
Said surcharge shall be calculated and imposed for each month that said condition continues to exist. Failure to pay the surcharge and/or correct the situation shall give rise to the possible termination of water service in accordance with the Rules of the Public Service Commission of West Virginia.