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PSC Case 19-0754-W-CN

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PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
OF WEST VIRGINIA
CHARLESTON
CASE NO. 19-0754-W-CN
TOWN OF DAVIS
Tucker County, West Virginia
Application for a certificate of convenience and necessity to construct
certain additions and improvements to its existing waterworks system.
NOTICE OF FILING
On August 9, 2019, the Town of Davis (Town) filed a duly verified application for a certificate of convenience and necessity to construct certain additions and improvements to the Town’s existing waterworks system in Tucker County. West Virginia.
The Town proposes to construct the following additions and improvements to its waterworks system consisting of: (i) installation of approximately 7,500 linear feet of 8-inch water line that will replace deteriorating water line along 4th Street, 8th Street, Henry Avenue and West Virginia Route 29; (ii) upgrades to the Town’s existing water treatment plant including replacement of the existing multimedia filters (new media. new air backwash, new backwash blower, new troughs, new controls. and new piping and valves), replacing various piping and valves, and upgrades to the electrical and instrumentation systems; and (iii) all appurtenances relating thereto.
The application is on file with and available for public inspection at the Public Service Commission, 201 Brooks Street, Charleston. West Virginia.
The Town estimates that the project will cost approximately $2,335,000. The Town proposes to fund the project with a $1,250,000 loan from the West Virginia Infrastructure & Jobs Development Council for a term of 20 years and 3.00% interest, a $1,000.000 Small Cities Block Grant, a grant of $50,000 from The County Commission of Tucker County, and a $35,000 contribution from the Town of Davis.
The utility anticipates charging the following rates, which are in the process of being enacted by Town Council following municipal ordinance procedures:
APPLICABILITY
Applicable to entire territory served.
AVAILABILITY OF SERVICE
Available for general domestic and commercial water service.
RATES (based upon the metered amount of water supplied)
$11.00 per 1,000 gallons
Each unmetered customer shall be charged a flat rate of $49.50
MINIMUM MONTHLY CHARGE
The minimum monthly charge to any user of the waterworks system shall be $33.00 (0 to 3,000 gallons).
MULTIPLE OCCUPANCY
Apartment buildings and other multiple-occupancy buildings shall be required to pay not less than the minimum monthly charge for each unit, multiplied by the number of units in such building at the time the meter is read, or the actual charge for the water used, whichever is greater.
Hotels and motels shall pay according to the amount of water used.
House trailer courts (including mobile and immobile units) served through a single meter shall be required to pay the minimum charge per month multiplied by the number of units on site at the time the meter is read or the actual charge for the water used, whichever is greater.
House trailers, either mobile or immobile, located on sites other than a park or court, shall be billed in the same manner as any other family or business unit.
LATE PAYMENT PENALTY CHARGE
The above rates and charges are net. A 10% penalty shall be added to all charges not paid within 20 days from the date of the billing. This late payment is not interest and is only to be collected only once for each bill where it is appropriate.
CONNECTION CHARGE
There shall be charged a connection fee of $500.00 for each connection into the waterworks system. If road crossing is involved, a connection fee of $750.00 shall be charged.
SECURITY DEPOSIT
Not to exceed two-twelfths (2/12) of the average annual usage of the applicant’s specific customer class, or fifty dollars ($50.00), whichever is greater. This fee may be changed by applicable statutory provisions.
RECONNECT CHARGES
$10.00 Reconnect (Turn off – customer request)
$20.00 Reconnect (Turn off – delinquent bill)
These rates represent the following project-related increases that will become effective pursuant to municipal ordinance:
($) INCREASE (%) INCREASE
Residential (3,000 gallons) $3.91 12.00%
Commercial (3,400 gallons) $3.91 12.00%
The Town has no resale customers.
The rate increase related to the project will produce approximately $42,224 annually in additional revenue, an increase of 12.00%. These increases are in the process of being enacted by Town Council following municipal ordinance procedures and can be challenged only through a proper petition as set forth in W.Va. Code § 24-2-4b.
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.
Anyone desiring to protest or intervene in the Certificate proceeding 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 reason for the protest or request to intervene. Requests to intervene must comply with the rules on intervention set forth in the Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure. All protests and requests to intervene should be addressed to Executive Secretary, 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.