NOTICE is hereby given that the TOWN OF DAVIS (the “Town”) enacted an ordinance on February 24, 2016 containing increased rates and charges for furnishing sewerage service to approximately 422 customers at Davis and vicinity, in Tucker County, West Virginia.
The proposed increased rates and charges will become effective 45 days after enactment, unless otherwise ordered by the Public Service Commission and will produce approximately $28,594 annually in additional revenue, an increase of 34%. The average monthly bill for the various classes of customers will be changed as follows:
TYPE OF CUSTOMER ($) INCREASE INCREASE (%)
Residential (3,000 gallons) $3.75 36.75%
Commercial (9,000 gallons) $11.25 36.75%
The Town has no resale customers.
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 Public Service 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 and charges by:
(1) Any customer aggrieved by the changed rates or charges who presents to the Public Service Commission a petition signed by not less than twenty-five percent (25%) of the customers served by the Town’s sewerage system; or
(2) Any customer who is served by the Town’s sewerage system and who resides outside the corporate limits and who is affected by the change in said rates or charges and who presents to the Public Service Commission a petition alleging discrimination between customers within and without the Town’s 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 Town’s boundaries and who present a petition to the Public Service Commission alleging discrimination between said customer or group of customers and other customers of the Town’s sewerage system. 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, Post Office 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 the Clerk’s Office at the Town Hall, Davis, West Virginia.
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, Post Office Box 812, Charleston, West Virginia 25323.
BY: /s/ Joni Felton