Saxapahaw Utility Company
Request to Increase Water Rates
(Docket No. W-1250 Sub 8)

Public Witness Hearing
7:00 p.m.
February 15, 2022
Alamance County Historic Courthouse, 1 Court Square
Courtroom #204, Graham

Expert Witness Hearing
10:00 a.m.
March 17, 2022
Hearing Room 2115, Dobbs Building
430 N. Salisbury, Raleigh

On October 18, 2021, Saxapahaw Utility Company (Saxapahaw) filed a request with the Commission to increase rates for providing water service in the Village of Saxapahaw in Alamance County. Saxapahaw serves about 268 water customers. The Company’s current and proposed rates are:

Monthly Metered Rates Current Proposed
Base Charge (0 Use)    
          <1” meter $32.69 $34.66
          1” meter $81.79 $86.70
          1.5” meter $163.54 $173.36
          2” meter $261.66 $277.36
          3” meter $490.61 $520.05
          4” meter $817.67 $866.73
          6” meter $1,635.35 $1,733.48
Use Charge per 1,000 Gallons $7.81 $8.28

Saxapahaw’s proposed rates would increase the average monthly bill for residential water service from $63.93 to $67.78 based on 4,000 gallons of water used.

The Commission has scheduled a public witness hearing for 7:00 p.m., on February 15, 2022, in Courtroom #204 of the Alamance County Historic Courthouse, 1 Court Square, Graham. This hearing might be cancelled if no significant protests are received on or before February 1, 2022. This hearing is for the sole purpose of receiving the testimony of public witnesses. Here is information on how to testify before the Commission.

In addition, the public can file statements with the Commission via email or by mailing comments to the address below. In either case, be sure to put the docket number of this proceeding in the subject line. After two or three business days, written comments become part of the official record and can be viewed via this website under the docket number.

The Public Staff-North Carolina Utilities Commission is a separate agency that investigates utility matters and represents the using and consuming public in proceedings before the Commission, including this one. You can send them a statement or a question by email.

The Commission has scheduled an expert witness hearing for March 17, 2022, starting at 10:00 a.m. This hearing is for the purpose of hearing testimony from expert witnesses, including Saxapahaw and the Public Staff. There will not be an opportunity for citizen testimony at this hearing, but members of the public may watch the hearing via YouTube from a link that will be available on this website the day of the hearing. This hearing will be held in Commission Hearing Room 2115, Dobbs Building, 430 No. Salisbury, Raleigh.


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