Tariff Form No. 12
PUBLIC NOTICE OF CHANGE IN CHARGES BY MUNICIPALITIES
NOTICE is hereby given that the Town of Fairview, a public water utility, has adopted, by ordinance on November 14, 2023, a tariff containing increased rates, tolls and charges for furnishing water service to water customers in and around Fairview in Marion County, West Virginia. The changes to the rates and charges being proposed, generally being a percentage increase of 47.26%, are necessary in order to satisfy the debt service associated with the financing for the water system improvements project.
The proposed increased rates and charges will be effective for all bills rendered on or after substantial completion of construction of the water system improvements project. The rate increase will produce approximately $158,358 annually in additional revenue, an overall increase of 47.26%, as follows:
(Effective for all bills rendered on or after substantial completion
of construction of the water system improvements project)
Applicable within the entire territory served
AVAILABILITY OF SERVICE
Available for general domestic, commercial, and industrial service.
First 2,000 gallons used per month $29.60 per 1,000 gallons
Over 2,000 gallons up to 5,000 gallons used per month $25.65 per 1,000 gallons
All over 5,000 gallons used per month $13.17 per 1,000 gallons
(I) MINIMUM CHARGE
No minimum bill will be rendered for less than $59.20 per month,
which includes the first 2,000 gallons or:
5/8 inch meter or less $ 59.20 per month
3/4 inch meter $ 88.80 per month
1 inch meter $ 148.00 per month
1 ½ inch meter $ 296.00 per month
2 inch meter $ 473.60 per month
3 inch meter $ 947.20 per month
4 inch meter $1,480.00 per month
6 inch meter $2,960.00 per month
(I) LEAK ADJUSTMENT CREDIT
A leak adjustment charge of $8.99 per 1,000 gallons is to be used when the bill reflects unusual consumption which can be attributed to eligible water leakage on the customer’s side of the meter. This rate shall be applied to all such consumption above 200% of the customer’s historical average usage.
(I) Indicates increase.
The average monthly bill for the various classes of customers will be changed as follows:
Current Project Dollar %
Average Bill Average Bill Increase Increase
Residential $ 50.65 $ 74.59 $ 23.94 47.26%
Commercial $ 80.27 $ 118.20 $ 37.93 47.26%
Marion Co Coal $2,820.39 $4,153.31 $1,332.92 47.26%
Fairview does not have any resale/wholesale 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 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 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 utility who are affected by said change in rates or charges 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 Fairview to provide any information requested concerning it, is available to all customers, prospective customers, or their agents at the office of the Town of Fairview: 407 Main Street, Fairview, West Virginia, 26335.
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.