I/M/O The Possible Implementation of a Distribution System Improvement Charge (DSIC) For Water and Wastewater Utilities, BPU Docket No. WO10090655

On August 4, 2010 the Board of Public Utilities issued an Order in the Matter of the Petition of New Jersey American Water Company for Authorization to Implement a Distribution System Improvement Charge, denying the Petitioner's request and instituting a Stakeholder Process to provide the necessary foundation for the Board to determine if and how to implement a global DSIC program.

 

Comments filed by the Division of Rate Counsel on February 17, 2012.

 

Supplemental Comments filed by the Division of Rate Counsel on April 4, 2011.

 

Comments, filed by the Division of Rate Counsel on December 30, 2010.

 


Andover Utility Company -   Petition for Approval of an Increase in Rates for Wastewater Service and Other Tariff Charges. BPU DKT NO. WR09050413 OAL DKT. NO. PUC-7548-09

 

Direct Testimony of Robert J. Henkes on Behalf Of Rate Counsel


Fayson Lake Water Company - Application to Execute Notes, BPU Docket No. WF07090593

On July 31, 2007, Fayson Lake Water Company filed a petition with supporting documentation requesting the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to grant authority for the Company to execute two Notes payable in more than one year from the date thereof. The lender involved with both notes will be Sussex Bank, a New Jersey Banking Corporation.

Comments filed by Rate Counsel on February 13, 2008.


 

Gordon's Corner Water Company - Request for Approval of an Increase in Rates, BPU Docket No. WR07090707

On September 26, 2007, Gordon’s Corner filed a Petition with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities seeking approval for an increase in revenues of $961,463 or 10.91%. The average quarterly bill for a residential customer using 27,000 gallons will increase from $131.49 to $151.35, a 15.1% increase.

Public Hearing Statement given by Debra F. Robinson, Deputy Public Advocate on January 28, 2008 at the Manalapan Township Municipal Building.


 

East Coast Oakwood Apartments Sewage, LLC - Request for Approval of a Transfer of Control of Oakwood Village Sewerage Associates, L.L.C, BPU Docket No. WM07070535 

 

On July 17, 2007, East Coast Oakwood Apartment Sewage, LLC, filed a petition to acquire a one hundred percent (100%) ownership in Oakwood Village Sewerage Associates, L.L. C, a public utility regulated by the Board.  The Petition was filed to facilitate a much larger transaction whereby East Coast Residential Associates and affiliated entities, will be purchasing eighty-six major rental properties from Westminster Management and affiliated entities.  The majority of these rental properties are located in New Jersey, including the Oakwood Village Apartments complex, in Mount Olive Township, Morris County, New Jersey, which receives sewer service from Oakwood Village.

 

Comments filed by Rate Counsel on August 30, 2007

Public Hearing Statement given by Gina M. Hunt, Assistant Deputy Public Advocate on August 16, 2007 at the Mount Olive Public Library.


Lawrenceville Water Company- Request for Approval of an Increase in Rates for Water Service, BPU Docket No. WR07010062

 

 

Lawrenceville Water Company which serves approximately 2,600 customers in Lawrence Township on January 31, 2007 filed a Petition before the Board of Public Utilities seeking approval for an increase in rates of $438,928 or approximately 47.91% in additional revenues per year. Lawrenceville is seeking financing to enable it to undertake a capital program to install two generators for emergency situations, to replace 2 inch water mains with 6 inch water mains and replace telemetric equipment that coordinates replenishment of water tower levels. The Company represents that the proposed rate increase will support the required capital improvement program. 

 

Rate Counsel is reviewing the filing.  A public hearing was held on June 12, 2007 in Lawrenceville, New Jersey where members of the public were able to voice their concerns.

 

Public hearing Statement given by Gina M. Hunt, Assistant Deputy Public Advocate on June 12, 2007 at 6:30 p.m. in Lawrenceville, New Jersey ; In The Matter of the Petition of Lawrenceville Water Company for Approval of an Increase in its Rates for Water Service, BPU Docket No. WR07010062.


 

Wallkill Sewer Company - Request for Authorization to Change 2004 and 2005 Purchased Sewerage Treatment Adjustment Clause Rates, BPU, Docket No. WR06090670

 

Wallkill Sewer Company which serves 315 customers in Hardyston Township on May 23, 2006 filed a Petition for approval of a Purchased Sewerage Treatment Adjustment Clause true-up for calendar years 2004 and 2005.  Wallkill’s sewage is treated by the Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority. The increase is a pass through of charges to Wallkill from the Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority. Wallkill in its filing is proposing a net over recovery combining 2004 and 2005 that will result in a refund to each of Wallkill’s 315 customers in the amount of $84.35 plus interest at 6% per year, a total annual refund of $89.41.

 

Rate Counsel is reviewing the matter.  A public hearing was held on January 31, 2007 at the Wallkill Valley High School where members of the public were able to voice their concerns.

 

Public Hearing Statement given by Debra F. Robinson, Deputy Public Advocate on January 31, 2007 6:00 p.m. at the Wallkill Valley High School in Hardystan Township, New Jersey. : In The Matter of the Petition of Wallkill Sewer Company For Authorization to change the Level of its 2005 and 2005 Purchased Sewerage Treatment Adjustment Clause. BPU Docket No. WR06090670.