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MECO Utilities, Inc. Request to Raise Water and Sewer Prices in Wake County
(Docket No. W-1166 Sub 17)
Thursday, March 22, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Commission Hearing Room 2115, Dobbs Building
430 North Salisbury, Raleigh


On December 4, 2017, MECO Utilities, Inc. (MECO), filed a request with the Commission to increase the prices for water and sewer utility service in Mobile Estates Mobile Home Park in Wake County.  MECO purchases bulk water and sewer treatment from the Town of Cary and serves about 270 customers.  

Today, the base water charge (zero usage) for a residential customer is $13.81 a month; MECO is requesting permission to increase this base charge to $16.50 a month.  The current usage charge is $6.44 per 1,000 gallons of water; MECO is requesting to increase this rate to $7.69 per 1,000 gallons of water.  For a residential customer using 3,550 gallons a month, the monthly water bill would increase from $36.67 to $43.80, an increase of 19.44% from present prices.

Today the base sewer charge (zero usage) for a residential customer is $12.14 a month; MECO is requesting permission to increase this base sewer charge to $16.09 a month. The current sewer usage charge is $9.96 per 1,000 gallons; MECO is requesting to increase this usage charge to $13.20 per 1,000 gallons. For a residential customer using 3,550 gallons a month, the monthly sewer bill would increase from $47.50 to $62.95, a 32.53% increase.

People wanting to present testimony concerning their opinion about this request to increase prices, or any water or sewer service problems they might be experiencing, may appear at the public hearing on March 22, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., to give testimony. This hearing could be cancelled and the matter decided on filings if no significant protests are received from consumers.

A MECO officer or representative is required to appear in person before the Commission at the hearing to testify about the proposed price increase.

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