Attorney General intervenes in Aqua NC rate case

There’s been a significant development affecting the ongoing effort of Aqua NC, Governors Village’s sewer company, to raise rates by 19%. As reported by Clear Water for North Carolina recently:

This Tuesday, January 7, Attorney General Roy Cooper’s office filed to legally “intervene” in the NC Utilities Commission case dealing with Aqua North Carolina’s proposed 19.5% rate increase. Thanks to all of your efforts to make sure to copy the AG’s office on letters and e-mails, they decided to take action! The reason for intervening, according to the filing, is that the matter “is of significant interest to the members of the using and consuming public.” As an intervenor, the AG’s office will be able to request documents and file testimony. Part of the AG’s mission is to protect consumers, and they have typically taken an even stronger stance on behalf of customers than the Public Staff. Our congratulations to the many Aqua NC customers who wrote letters to the Attorney General!

Clear Water for NC also provided additional information about the last upcoming opportunity for customers to testify in this case to the NC Utilities Commission at an upcoming Evidentiary Hearing in Raleigh:

Monday, January 27, 2014 1:30 p.m.
Commission Hearing Room 2115, Dobbs Building
430 North Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27603

For more information about this and all Aqua NC-related matters, please reach out to Clear Water for North Carolina: http://www.cwfnc.org. You may also contact Katie Hicks (CWFNC) at 1-800-929-4480 / 828-251-1291, or katie@cwfnc.org.