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PSC Case 15 0047 PWD 19A

PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
OF WEST VIRGINIA
CHARLESTON
CASE NO. 15-0047-PWD-19A
GAULEY RIVER PUBLIC SERVICE DISTRICT,
a public utility, Swiss, Nicholas County,
Rule 19A application to increase
water rates and charges.
REVISED NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO CHANGE RATES
On January 20, 2015, Gauley River Public Service District requested revised rates for providing potable water in portions of Fayette, Nicholas and Clay Counties under Rule 19-A of the Commission Rules for the Construction and Filing of Tariffs, 150 C.S.R. Series 2. It also filed a budget statement for fiscal year 2014 showing a net loss to support its rate request.
Commission Staff has reviewed the application and recommended increased rates and charges designed to produce between $80,853 and $103,636 in additional annual revenue, an increase between 6.81 and 9.09 percent from rates currently approved by the Commission. Staff also recommended revised leak adjustment rates. The current rates are as follows:
RATES
First        3,000 gallons used per month    $ 12.46 per 1,000 gallons
Next        3,000 gallons used per month    $ 11.68 per 1,000 gallons
Next        4,000 gallons used per month    $ 10.91 per 1,000 gallons
Next        10,000 gallons used per month    $ 10.14 per 1,000 gallons
All Over    20,000 gallons used per month    $   9.35 per 1,000 gallons
MINIMUM BILL
No bill will be rendered for less than the following, based on meter size:
5/8     -inch meter        $      37.38 per month
3/4     -inch meter        $      56.07 per month
1    -inch meter        $      93.45 per month
1-1/2     -inch meter        $    186.90 per month
2    -inch meter        $    299.04 per month
3    -inch meter        $    598.08 per month
4    -inch meter        $    934.50 per month
6    -inch meter        $ 1,869.00 per month
8    -inch meter        $ 2,990.40 per month
10    -inch meter        $ 4,298.70 per month
MINIMUM BILL
No bill will be rendered for less than the following, based on meter size:
5/8     -inch meter        $      40.02 per month
3/4     -inch meter        $      60.01 per month
1     -inch meter         $    100.01 per month
1-1/2     -inch meter         $    200.03 per month
2    -inch meter        $    320.04 per month
3     -inch meter         $    640.08 per month
4    -inch meter        $ 1,000.13 per month
6    -inch meter        $ 2,000.25 per month
8     -inch meter         $ 3,200.40 per month
10     -inch meter        $ 4,600.58 per month
Service Type    Percentage Increase    Average Monthly Increase
Residential        7.06{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}    $    2.64 (based on 2,900 gal. per month)
Commercial        7.06{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}    $    2.72 (based on 3,100 gal. per month)
Industrial        7.03{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}    $  14.64 (based on 19,100 gal. per month)
Public Authority        7.06{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}    $ 183.65 (based on 275 m gal. per month)
Revised Leak Adjustment Rate of $4.72
Staff Recommended Supplement No.1 Step 1 Rates
(effective on completion of construction approved in Case No. 13-1119-PWD-CN if Step 1 rates above in effect for less than two years)
RATES
First           3,000 gallons used per month     $ 14.19 per 1,000 gallons
Next           3,000 gallons used per month     $ 13.31 per 1,000 gallons
Next           4,000 gallons used per month     $ 12.43 per 1,000 gallons
Next        10,000 gallons used per month    $ 11.55 per 1,000 gallons
All Over    20,000 gallons used per month    $ 10.66 per 1,000 gallons
MINIMUM BILL
No bill will be rendered for less than the following, based on meter size:
5/8     -inch meter        $      42.57 per month
3/4     -inch meter        $      63.85 per month
1     -inch meter         $    106.42 per month
1-1/2     -inch meter         $    212.83 per month
2    -inch meter        $    340.53 per month
3    -inch meter        $    681.05 per month
4    -inch meter        $ 1,064.14 per month
6    -inch meter        $ 2,128.28 per month
8     -inch meter         $ 3,405.25 per month
10     -inch meter        $ 4,898.31 per month
Anyone desiring to protest or intervene should file a written protest or request to intervene within ten days following the date of publication unless otherwise modified by Commission Order. Requests to intervene must comply with the Commission rules on intervention set forth in the Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure. All protests and intervention requests should be addressed to Ingrid Ferrell, Executive Secretary, P.O. Box 812, Charleston, WV 25323.
To help the Commission determine the justification for additional review and investigation, protests must be specific as to the reasons that the changed rates and charges should not be approved. In addition, anyone desiring an evidentiary hearing in this matter must demand the hearing in the protest letter. If no substantial protest is received, the Commission may approve the Staff-recommended rates without hearing.
GAULEY RIVER PUBLIC SERVICE DISTRICT