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REVISED NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO CHANGE RATES

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 The Staff-recommended rates are as follows: Staff Recommended Step 1 Rates (effective for two years) RATES First 3,000 gallons used per month $13.59 per 1,000 gallons Next 3,000 gallons used per month $12.74 per 1,000 gallons Next 4,000 gallons used per month $11.90 per 1,000 gallons Next 10,000 gallons used per month $11.06 per 1,000 gallons All Over 20,000 gallons used per month $10.20 per 1,000 gallons MINIMUM BILL No bill will be rendered for less than the following, based on meter size: 5/8-inch meter $40.77 per month 3/4-inch meter $61.16 per month 1-inch meter $101.93 per month 1-1/2-inch meter $203.85 per month 2-inch meter $326.16 per month 3-inch meter $652.32 per month 4-inch meter $1,019.25 per month 6-inch meter $2,038.50 per month 8-inch meter $3,261.60 per month 10-inch meter $4,688.55 per month Service Type – Percentage Increase Average Monthly Increase Residential – 9.07{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c} $3.39 (based on 2,900 gal. per month) Commercial – 9.07{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c} $3.50 (based on 3,100 gal. per month) Industrial – 9.07{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c} $18.90 (based on 19,100 gal. per month) Public Authority – 9.09{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c} $236.57 (based on 275 m gal. per month) Revised Leak Adjustment Rate of $4.72 Staff Recommended Step 2 Rates (effective after two years) RATES First 3,000 gallons used per month $13.34 per 1,000 gallons Next 3,000 gallons used per month $12.50 per 1,000 gallons Next 4,000 gallons used per month $11.68 per 1,000 gallons Next 10,000 gallons used per month $10.85 per 1,000 gallons All Over 20,000 gallons used per month $10.01 per 1,000 gallons 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 Service Type – Percentage Increase (above project rates) Average Monthly Increase Residential – 8.74{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c} $3.42 (based on 2,900 gal. per month) Commercial – 8.74{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c} $3.53 (based on 3,100 gal. per month) Industrial – 8.75{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c} $19.09 (based on 19,100 gal. per month) Public Authority – 8.77{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c} $239.32 (based on 275 m gal. per month) Revised Leak Adjustment Rate of $4.71 Staff Recommended Supplement No. 1 Step 2 Rates (effective on completion of construction in Case No. 13-1119-PWD-CN and two years have passed since revised rates were implemented in this proceeding) RATES First 3,000 gallons used per month $13.94 per 1,000 gallons Next 3,000 gallons used per month $13.08 per 1,000 gallons Next 4,000 gallons used per month $12.21 per 1,000 gallons Next 10,000 gallons used per month $11.34 per 1,000 gallons All Over 20,000 gallons used per month $10.47 per 1,000 gallons MINIMUM BILL No bill will be rendered for less than the following, based on meter size: 5/8-inch meter $41.82 per month 3/4-inch meter $62.74 per month 1-inch meter $104.56 per month 1-1/2-inch meter $209.10 per month 2-inch meter $334.57 per month 3-inch meter $669.13 per month 4-inch meter $1,045.52 per month 6-inch meter $2,091.04 per month 8-inch meter $3,345.66 per month 10-inch meter $4,812.59 per month Service Type – Percentage Increase (above project rates) Average Monthly Increase Residential – 6.82{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c} $2.67 (based on 2,900 gal. per month) Commercial – 6.82{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c} $2.75 (based on 3,100 gal. per month) Industrial – 6.81{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c} $14.86 (based on 19,100 gal. per month) Public Authority – 6.83{4ceb532c6f579389df471c6c1e832caf2346b74dc60fcbf6aabd4d29df3baf9c} $186.43 (based on 275 m gal. per month) Revised Leak Adjustment Rate of $4.71 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 7-2-THR-2-FT; LG 309