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John T. Billingsley, et al.’s Request to Raise Water Prices in Rockingham County
(Docket No. W-632 Sub 6)


On July 3, 2017, John T. Billingsley, et al. (Billingsley), filed a request with the Commission to increase the prices for water utility service in all of its service areas in Rockingham County.  Billingsley serves about 29 water customers. The present water prices were established in 1994 and were reduced effective January 1, 2017, by Commission Order dated December 6, 2016, to reflect tax changes enacted in North Carolina Session Law 2013-316.

Today, the base charge (zero usage) for a residential customer is $8.51 a month; Billingsley is requesting permission to increase this base charge to $17.02 a month.  The current usage charge is $1.20 per 1,000 gallons of water; Billingsley is requesting to increase this rate to $4.80 per 1,000 gallons.  For a residential customer using 1,104 gallons a month, the monthly bill for water utility service would increase from $9.83 to $22.32, an increase of 127% from present prices.

People wanting to present testimony concerning their opinion about this request to increase prices, or any water service problems they might be experiencing, may appear at the public hearing on November 28, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., to give testimony. This public hearing is being held in Courtroom A on the Second Floor of the Rockingham County Courthouse, 170 Highway 65, Reidsville. This hearing could be cancelled and the matter decided on filings if no significant protests are received from consumers by September 28, 2017.

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

To see all of the documents in this proceeding, click here.





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