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Missouri-American Water seeks surcharge increase

Missouri-American Water Company has filed an application with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking to change the infrastructure system replacement surcharge, or ISRS, on the bills of its St. Louis County customers.

The company wants to change the ISRS to reflect infrastructure replacement costs it has incurred since February. Those costs are not reflected in current rates.

Missouri-American residential customers in the county currently pay an ISRS of roughly 7 cents per Ccf (per hundred cubic feet) or 9.3 cents per 1,000 gallons of water used.

Under the filing, Missouri-American seeks to increase the ISRS to 12.2 cents per Ccf, or 16.3 cents per 1,000 gallons of water used.

The infrastructure system replacements for which Missouri-American seeks ISRS recognition are either:

• Mains and associated valves and hydrants installed as replacements for existing facilities that have worn out or were in a deteriorated condition.

• A main cleaning and/or relining project.

• Infrastructure facility re-locations due to construction or improvements of a highway, road, street, public way or other public work required by or on behalf of the United States, the State of Missouri, a political subdivision of the State of Missouri or another entity having the power of eminent domain.

Missouri-American first established an ISRS on customer bills in December 2003.

Applications to intervene and participate in this case must be filed no later than July 8 with the Secretary of the Missouri Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102.

    Missouri-American Water seeks surcharge increase

    Missouri-American Water Company has filed an application with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking to change the infrastructure system replacement surcharge, or ISRS, on the bills of its St. Louis County customers.

    The company wants to change the ISRS to reflect infrastructure replacement costs it has incurred since February. Those costs are not reflected in current rates.

    Missouri-American residential customers in the county currently pay an ISRS of roughly 7 cents per Ccf (per hundred cubic feet) or 9.3 cents per 1,000 gallons of water used.

    Under the filing, Missouri-American seeks to increase the ISRS to 12.2 cents per Ccf, or 16.3 cents per 1,000 gallons of water used.

    The infrastructure system replacements for which Missouri-American seeks ISRS recognition are either:

    • Mains and associated valves and hydrants installed as replacements for existing facilities that have worn out or were in a deteriorated condition.

    • A main cleaning and/or relining project.

    • Infrastructure facility re-locations due to construction or improvements of a highway, road, street, public way or other public work required by or on behalf of the United States, the State of Missouri, a political subdivision of the State of Missouri or another entity having the power of eminent domain.

    Missouri-American first established an ISRS on customer bills in December 2003.

    Applications to intervene and participate in this case must be filed no later than July 8 with the Secretary of the Missouri Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102.

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