Aqua NC Rates: Public Hearing Scheduled

Governors Village residents: please see the following update (as of 9/24/13) regarding the proposed Aqua NC rate increase. This message was recently passed along by Talis Management. Please refer to the Clean Water for North Carolina website for further information.

Also see: Notice from Talis Management: Aqua NC Alert
and Update: Aqua NC rate increase request

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Today, the NC Utilities Commission announced the dates, times and locations of six customer hearings to take input on Aqua NC’s proposed rate hikes. See below for the date and time of the nearest hearing (Raleigh). Aqua NC is required to send you notification of these hearings, along with the proposed changes to your rates, within 15 days of today, so watch your mailbox! (Here’s the link to the Utilities Commission order).

Raleigh: Thurs., Nov. 21, 7pm
Commission Hearing Room 2115, Dobbs Building, 430 N. Salisbury St.

This weekend: Join us to plan and organize

In preparation for the upcoming opportunities to speak out against Aqua North Carolina’s rate hikes, Clean Water for North Carolina has partnered with local communities to host planning meetings. These will help you and your neighbors prepare and organize to make the biggest impact during the rate hearings. Hope you can join us! It’s important that you RSVP to katie@cwfnc.org or 828-251-1291 with your name and subdivision, so that we make sure to have enough materials.

Sunday, Sept. 29, Raleigh
3:00-4:30 p.m.
Wildwood Green

At this meeting, we will:

  • Provide fact sheets, petitions, and other materials you can bring back to neighbors
  • Provide a list of steps you can take in your neighborhood to push back against Aqua NC’s rate hike
  • Give a presentation about how private utilities are regulated in NC, why the current policies are failing to prevent poor service and high rates, and what your community can do (in this rate case and BEYOND)
  • Explain what you can expect at the public hearings
  • Give you time and materials to write and practice your personal statement to the NC Utilities Commission

If you can’t attend a meeting or send a representative from your neighborhood, don’t worry! We can send many of the materials out to you electronically to share with your neighbors.

Yours for safe, affordable water,

Katie Hicks, Clean Water for NC
katie@cwfnc.org, 828.251.1291