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PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION OF WEST VIRGINIA CHARLESTON

CASE NO. 15‑0791‑PSD‑30B

CENTRAL HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC SERVICE DISTRICT,
a public utility, Romney, Hampshire County.
Rule 30B application to pass through increased cost of
purchased sewage treatment from the City of Romney.

NOTICE OF FILING

NOTICE is hereby given that Central Hampshire Public Service District (District), a public utility, has filed an application with the Public Service Commission of West Virginia, to increase its rates and charges for furnishing sewer service to 658 residential and 96 commercial, for a total of 755 customers in Hampshire County. The District does not have any resale customers.

Commission Staff has reviewed the application of the District and recommended that the Commission approve a rate increase allowing the District to recover increased costs of purchased sewage treatment it pays to the City of Romney. By Order issued June 17, 2015, the Commission approved the Staff‑recommended rates on an interim basis, that increased rates by $1.13 per thousand gallons. The Commission notes that this increase is in addition to the interim rates granted in Case No. 14‑1670‑PSD‑42R‑PC, which is still pending before the Commission. The Commission also approved, on an interim basis, a Staff‑proposed incremental leak adjustment rate of $5.39 per thousand gallons. The average monthly bill for the various classes of customers will be changed as follows:

Average Increase     Percentage

Residential     $ 3.39     7.66 percent
Commercial     $ 24.63    7.66 percent

The 30B procedure is designed to provide for a change in rates and charges to produce additional revenue sufficient, but not more than sufficient to offset increased cost for sewage treatment or for transportation of the same to utilities. Consequently, protest should be limited to the reasonableness of the cost offset and the method by which it is calculated. Anyone desiring to protest or intervene should file a written protest or notice of intervention within twenty (20) days following the date of this publication unless otherwise modified by Commission order. Failure to timely intervene can affect your rights to protest any increases and to participate in future proceedings. Requests to intervene must comply with the Commission rules on intervention. All protests and interventions should be addressed to the Executive Secretary, Public Service Commission of West Virginia, P.O. Box 812, Charleston, WV 25323.

CENTRAL HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC SERVICE DISTRICT

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