Aqua NC update: Attorney General Cooper could challenge rate increase

In a recent newsletter, Clear Water for NC recently acknowledged some recent developments regarding Aqua NC’s efforts to increase rates for the Governors Village community:

A March 7 article, “NC Attorney General signals legal challenge if Aqua rate hike approved,” (News & Observer Biz blog, Mar. 7) says the Attorney General’s brief in Aqua’s rate case signals a possible appeal of Aqua NC ‘s rate hike, if it’s approved. The article summarizes several times the Attorney General has appealed electric utility rate hikes on the same grounds: that the Utilities Commission did not weigh economic harms for customers. Several of those challenges have gone to the NC Supreme Court.

Keep track of ongoing Aqua NC-related issues with Clear Water for NC. You may also contact Katie Hicks (CWFNC) at 1-800-929-4480 / 828-251-1291, or katie@cwfnc.org.