2018 Rate Increase Public Hearing

Kittery Water District
Legal Notice

The Kittery Water District gives notice to the public that on November 16, 2017, 7:00 p.m. at the Kittery Water District Office, 17 State Road, Kittery, a public hearing will be held to discuss and hear comments on a proposed water rate increase. A PDF copy of the Information Rate Filing, submitted to the Maine PUC can be downloaded here.

Effective on January 1, 2018

CUSTOMER TYPE % Increase $ Increase
Residential Customers 0.00% $ 0
Commercial Customers 0.00% $ 0
Industrial Customers 0.00% $ 0
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard 6.09% $76,919
Other Governmental Customers 0.00% $ 0
Municipal Customers 0.00% $ 0
Other Revenues 0.00% $ 0
Private Fire Protection 0.00% $ 0
Public Fire Protection 0.00% $ 0
Overall Increase 2.47% $76,919

The District is preparing to secure a bond to fund renovations at the Filtration Plant to be done in 2018/2019. A Cost of Service Study completed in 2016 recommended a realignment of the water rates for the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. This realignment is being phased in over several years. This water rate case is only affecting the rates for the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, andwill become effective on January 1, 2018.

Pursuant to 35-A MRSA Section (6104), a customer has the right to request additional information relating to the present and proposed rates from the District, the right to an open and fair hearing, and the right to assistance from the Public Advocate. Customers also have the right under 35-A MRSA Section (6104) to petition the Maine Public Utilities Commission to suspend and investigate the District’s rates pursuant to 35-A MRSA Section 310, if, on or before December 16, 2017, seven hundred and eighty-two (782) of the District’s customers (15% of customers or 1000 customers, whichever is less) file with the Office Manager, Kittery Water District, Kittery, Maine and with the Public Utilities Commission, c/o Administrative Director, State House Station #18, Augusta, ME 04333-0018, a petition or petitions demanding review by the PUC of the proposed rate changes. Signatures on the petitions filed pursuant to Section 7 are invalid unless accompanied by the printed names and addresses of the signers. Upon request the District will provide customers with petition forms that include space for the signatures and the printed names and addresses of the signers.

A copy of material supporting the proposed rate changes will be available at the Kittery Water
District and on its web site, www.kitterywater.org, for inspection on and after October 16, 2017. If you have any questions or desire additional information, you may call Michael Rogers,
Superintendent, or Linda Johnson, Office Manager, Kittery Water District, at (207)-439-1128, or the Administrative Director of the PUC at (207)-287-3831. For additional assistance, contact the Public Advocate, State House Station #112, Augusta, ME 04333-0112,   (207)-624-3687.

Kittery Water District
Board of Trustees

PUC Docket # 2017

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