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PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION OF WEST VIRGINIA CHARLESTON

PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
OF WEST VIRGINIA
CHARLESTON
CASE NO. 15-1289-S-CN
CITY OF
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS,
a public utility.
Application for a certificate of convenience and necessity to upgrade the sewage treatment plant to meet the phosphorus standard.
NOTICE OF FILING
On August 5, 2015, the City of White Sulphur Springs filed an application, duly verified, for a certificate to upgrade its sewage treatment plant to meet EPA phosphorus standards at White Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier County.
The City of White Sulphur Springs is now required to provide “Enhanced Nutrient Removal” (ENR) to its treated wastewater during the months of April through September in order to reduce or eliminate algae growth in the Greenbrier River. In order to achieve a consistent total phosphorus limit, changes are needed in the biological process, chemical feed systems and tertiary filtration. An existing tank will be used to chemically treat biologically treated and clarified wastewater. The chemically treated wastewater will then be pumped to a series of continuous wash sand filters before being processed in chlorine contact tanks and finally discharged into Howard Creek. A chemical addition room and a large chemical storage tank are to be constructed. Yard piping will also be modified.
The application is on file with and available for public inspection at the Public Service Commission, 201 Brooks Street, in Charleston, West Virginia.
The City of White Sulphur Springs estimates that construction will cost approximately $3,500,000. It is proposed that the construction will be financed as follows:
SB425 grant funds from the West Virginia Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council in the amount of $1,462,834; and
A West Virginia Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan in the amount of $2,037,166 at 2{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c} interest for a term of 20 years.
The City of White Sulphur Springs does not propose any rate increase due to the project.
The City of White Sulphur Springs does not have any sewer 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 request to intervene can affect your right to protest aspects of this certificate case, including any associated rate increases, or to 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’s Rules of Practice and Procedure. All protests and requests to intervene should be addressed to Ingrid Ferrell, Executive Secretary, PO 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 the commission’s review of the evidence submitted with the application.
CITY OF
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS
(28sp,5ot)