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MSD Rate Commission to conduct public hearings

Public hearings will begin this week on a proposed wastewater-rate increase the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District Rate Commission is considering.

MSD customers can learn more about the proposal and provide feedback to the commission during a series of six hearings that will take place throughout the district:

• 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug.16; The Engineers Club of St. Louis, 4359 Lindell Blvd., 63108

• 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18; City of Chesterfield City Hall, 690 Chesterfield Parkway West, 63107.

• 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 20; Cliff Cave Branch Library, St. Louis County Library, 5430 Telegraph Road, 63129.

• 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22; Florissant Valley Branch Library, St. Louis County Library 195 South New Florissant Road, 63031.

• 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24; Herbert Hoover Boys & Girls Club, 2901 N. Grand, 63107.

• 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, Sept. 26; MSD Headquarters, 2350 Market St., 63103.

In November 2000, area voters approved the creation of an independent Rate Commission within the MSD organization that would review proposed rate increases. Today, this body consists of 15 member organizations representing a broad cross section of MSD customers and the St. Louis community. The Rate Commission utilizes a system based on many of the same procedures employed by the Missouri Public Service Commission.

MSD’s rate setting process begins when district staff submits a proposal to the Rate Commission. In May, MSD staff submitted a proposal for rate increases to finance more than $1 billion in investments to the region’s wastewater collection and treatment system.

The proposal is for wastewater rates only. A court ruling last July compelled MSD to revert back to a system of taxes for stormwater funding. MSD has appealed that ruling, and stormwater funding is not a part of the rate proposal.

The proposal covers MSD’s fiscal years 2013 through 2016, which is July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2016.

    MSD Rate Commission to conduct public hearings

    Public hearings will begin this week on a proposed wastewater-rate increase the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District Rate Commission is considering.

    MSD customers can learn more about the proposal and provide feedback to the commission during a series of six hearings that will take place throughout the district:

    • 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug.16; The Engineers Club of St. Louis, 4359 Lindell Blvd., 63108

    • 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18; City of Chesterfield City Hall, 690 Chesterfield Parkway West, 63107.

    • 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 20; Cliff Cave Branch Library, St. Louis County Library, 5430 Telegraph Road, 63129.

    • 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22; Florissant Valley Branch Library, St. Louis County Library 195 South New Florissant Road, 63031.

    • 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24; Herbert Hoover Boys & Girls Club, 2901 N. Grand, 63107.

    • 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, Sept. 26; MSD Headquarters, 2350 Market St., 63103.

    In November 2000, area voters approved the creation of an independent Rate Commission within the MSD organization that would review proposed rate increases. Today, this body consists of 15 member organizations representing a broad cross section of MSD customers and the St. Louis community. The Rate Commission utilizes a system based on many of the same procedures employed by the Missouri Public Service Commission.

    MSD’s rate setting process begins when district staff submits a proposal to the Rate Commission. In May, MSD staff submitted a proposal for rate increases to finance more than $1 billion in investments to the region’s wastewater collection and treatment system.

    The proposal is for wastewater rates only. A court ruling last July compelled MSD to revert back to a system of taxes for stormwater funding. MSD has appealed that ruling, and stormwater funding is not a part of the rate proposal.

    The proposal covers MSD’s fiscal years 2013 through 2016, which is July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2016.

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