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CASE NO. 19-0322-S-CN
Application for a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity to construct
sewer system improvements to its existing sewer system, Marion County.
On March 7, 2019, the Town of Farmington (Farmington) filed a duly verified application for a certificate to construct certain additions and improvements to its existing sewer system in Marion County.
The project includes installation of a new rotary micro screen system including a waste bagger; replace telescoping valves with three-inch (3″) valves including operators and a RAS duplex life station; work on the collection system primarily along Buffalo Creek to reestablish the embankment to again encompass existing manholes; and replace existing incandescent lighting with LED surface mounted lights.
The application is on file with and available for public inspection at the Public Service Commission, 201 Brooks Street, in Charleston, West Virginia.
Farmington estimates that construction will cost approximately $1,410,000.00. It is proposed that the construction will be financed as follows: Loan from West Virginia Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council in the amount of $1,010,000.00; and a grant from West Virginia Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council in the amount of $400,000.00.
Farmington will continue to charge its existing rates for its customers pursuant to its current sewer tariff on file with the Public Service Commission. Farington’s current rates were enacted on December 3, 2018, and became effective on January 17, 2019, in accordance with the Public Service Commission’s Rules for municipal rate change:
RATES (Bases upon the metered amount of water used)
First 3,000 gallons used per month $50.04 per month
All Over 3,000 gallons used per month $16.68 per 1,000 gallons
MINIMUM CHARGE – Metered Users
No bill will be rendered for less than $50.04 per month.
MINIMUM CHARGE – Unmetered Residential Users
A flat rate of $50.04 will be charged to all unmetered residential users such as those receiving water from wells.
The above tariff is net. Any account not paid in full within twenty (20) days of the date of the bill, ten percent (10%) will be added to the net amount shown. This delayed payment penalty is not interest and is only to be collected once for each bill where it is appropriate.
A service fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) shall be charged for each time an account is activated or turned on.
A service connection fee of three hundred dollars ($300.00) will be charged to all applicants applying for sewer service.
The Town of Farmington has no resale customers.
Anyone desiring to protest or intervene should file a written protest or request to intervene within thirty (30) days following the date of this publication unless otherwise modified by Commission order. Failure to timely protest or intervene can affect your right to protest aspects of this certificate case or participate in future proceedings. All protests or requests to intervene should briefly state the reasons for the protest or request to intervene. Requests to intervene must comply with the rules on intervention set forth in the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure. All protests and requests to intervene should be addressed to Ingrid Ferrell, Executive Secretary, Public Service Commission of West Virginia, P.O. Box. 812, Charleston, West Virginia 25323.
In the absence of substantial protest received within thirty (30) days of this publication, the Commission may waive formal hearing and grant the application based on Commission review of the evidence submitted with the application.
Times: March 15, 2019