Legal Notice

Tariff Form No. 12


NOTICE is hereby given that the Town of Oceana has adopted by ordinance, on March 9, 2023, a tariff of the Water Utility of the Town of Oceana containing increased rates and charges for furnishing water service to approximately 1,743 customers in and around the Town of Oceana and the area formerly served by Kopperston PSD in the County of Wyoming.

The proposed increase in rates and charges will become effective 45 days after the date of adoption of the ordinance, unless otherwise ordered by the Public Service Commission, and will produce approximately $90,138 annually in additional revenue, an increase of 8.0%. The average monthly bill for the various classes of customers will be changed as follows:


Oceana Residential (3,161 gallons) $ 3.39 8.03%
Former Kopperston PSD Residential (3,161 g.) $11.75 34.71%
Commercial (11,023 gallons) $ 9.24 8.04%
Public Authority (2,531gallons) $ 2.73 8.03%

The Town of Oceana does not have any resale customers.

The increases shown are based on averages of all customers in the indicated class. 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 (increases or decreases) by the Public Service Commission in its review of this filing. The Commission shall review and approve or modify the increased rates only upon the filing of a petition within thirty (30) days of the adoption of the ordinance changing said rates or charges, by:

(1) Any customer aggrieved by the changed rates or charges who presents to the Commission a petition signed by not less than twenty-five percent of the customers served by such municipally operated public utility; or

(2) Any customer who is served by a municipally operated natural gas public utility and who resides outside the corporate limits and who is affected by the change in said rates or charges and who presents to the Commission a petition alleging discrimination between customers within and without the municipal boundaries. Said petition shall be accompanied by evidence of discrimination; or

(3) Any customer or group of customers of a municipally operated natural gas utility who are affected by said change in rates who reside within the municipal boundaries and who present a petition to the Commission alleging discrimination between said customer or group of customers and other customers of the municipal utility. Said petition shall be accompanied by evidence of discrimination.

All petitions should be addressed to the Executive Secretary, Public Service Commission of West Virginia, 201 Brooks Street, P.O. Box 812, Charleston West Virginia 25323.

A complete copy of the proposed rates, as well as a representative of the Town of Oceana to provide any information requested concerning it, is available to all customers, prospective customers or their agents at the following office: Town of Oceana Town Hall, 1285 Cook Parkway, Oceana, West Virginia, 24870.

A copy of the proposed rates is available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary of the Public Service Commission at 201 Brooks Street, P.O. Box 812, Charleston, West Virginia, 25323.