UPDATE: CPUC Requests Public Input On CALWATER Rate Increase

South San Francisco, CA   September 29, 2016

UPDATE: On October 5th, in response to our reminder post on our social media, California Water Service offered clarification: Hi Everything South City, just wanted to clarify that this revenue increase % was our original filing (pre-settlement) company-wide to make improvements to and operate all of our water systems across the state. For our Bayshore service area, in the settlement agreement filed recently, the revenue increase would be 0.6% in 2017, 2.5% in 2018, and 1.7% in 2019 so that we can upgrade the system to keep it safe and reliable for our customers. The California Public Utilities Commission still has to vote on this settlement, which we expect to be in late 2016.

Our query to CPUC requesting the reason why there was a huge difference in the percentages quoted received this response: The CPUC used the information from California Water Service’s General Rate Case application (A1507015) to provide sufficient notice to Cal Water customers of Public Participation Hearings in all of the water company’s service territories. The CPUC understands that revisions pertaining to each district may occur between the time of the company’s original filing and each Public Participation Hearing held, so any updates to specific districts are addressed by the parties at the public meetings.

WHAT: CPUC to Hold Public Participation Hearing to Solicit Communities’ Feedback on California Water Service Company’s Request to Increase Rates (CPUC proceeding A1507015)

WHEN: Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 6 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: San Carlos Library, 610 Elm St., Community Room (2nd Floor), San Carlos 94070

Public Participation Hearing: A.15-07-015 – In the Matter of the Application of California Water Service Company (U60W), a California corporation, for an order (1) authorizing it to increase rates for water service by $94,838,100 or 16.5% in test year 2017, (2) authorizing it to increase rates by $22,959,600 or 3.4% on January 1, 2018, and $22,588,200 or 3.3% on January 1, 2019, in accordance with the Rate Case Plan, and (3) adopting other related rulings and relief necessary to implement the Commission’s rate-making policies.

The Public Participation Hearing in the above entitled matter will be held at the date, time and location above. Assigned Commissioner Catherine J. K. Sandoval and/or Administrative Law Judge Dan H. Burcham will preside. There may be a quorum of Commissioners present, however, no voting will occur.

Questions about the hearing date, time or place, call the Calendar Clerk at (415) 703-1203 or ahg@cpuc.ca.gov.

If special arrangements are needed for attendees, such as sign and/or foreign language interpreters, please contact the CPUC Public Advisor’s Office at 1-866-849-8391 or 1-415-703-2074 or email: public.advisor@cpuc.ca.gov at least three days prior to the hearing.



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