Source: February 9, 2015 Read More →

Public Notice

PUBLIC NOTICE
OF CHANGE IN RATES BY MUNICIPALITIES
NOTICE is hereby given that the Town of Bethany public utility, has adopted by ordinance on February 4, 2015, a tariff containing increased rates, tolls and charges for furnishing water and sanitary sewer service to 260 customers at the Town of Bethany in the County of Brooke.

The proposed increased rates and charges will become effective April 1, 2015, unless otherwise ordered by the Public Service Commission and will produce approximately $12,324.00 annually in additional revenue, an increase of approximately 14{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c}. The average monthly bill for the various classes of customers will be changed as follows:

Residential, Commercial, & Other Metered Customers.
($) INCREASE $3.95
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(based upon 3000 gallons per month)

Residential, Commercial, & Other Non-metered Customers
($) INCREASE $3.95
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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 public utility and who resides outside the corporate limits and who is affected by the change in said rates and 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 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 utility to provide any information requested concerning it, is available to all customers, prospective customers, or their agents at any of the following offices of the utility.

Town of Bethany
Bethany
Community Center
326 Church Street, Bethany, WV 26032
Cynthia R. Hoffman, Recorder (telephone: 304-829-4539)

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.
N.R. Feb. 9, 16, 2015

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