Pluris Hampstead, LLC.
Request to Increase Sewer Rates
Docket No. W-1305 Sub 12

On January 23, 2020, Pluris Hampstead, LLC (Pluris) filed a request to increase its sewer rates in all of its service areas in Pender County. Pluris serves about 524 residential flat-rate sewer customers and 58 metered commercial sewer customers in Pender County. Pluris proposes to increase the monthly flat rate for residential customers from $63.95 to $84.42, and to change the monthly base rate for commercial customers from $25.24 for all meter sizes to a monthly base rate based on the size of the meter, with monthly charges ranging from $10.00 (for meters of less than one inch) to $500.00 (for meters of 6 inches in size). In addition, Pluris proposes to increase the commercial customers’ commodity charge per 1,000 gallons from $9.68 to $16.50.

Two hearings have been scheduled in this matter. The first, on June 11 in Hampstead, is for the purpose of hearing testimony from Pluris customers. The second, on August 4, is for expert witness testimony from Pluris, the Public Staff – North Carolina Utilities Commission, and any other parties.

Hearing Date Time Location
6/11/2020 7:00pm Auditorium, Hampstead Annex, Pender County Government, 15060 US Highway 17, Hampstead
8/4/2020 10:00am Hearing Room 2115, Dobbs Building, 430 N Salisbury Street, Raleigh

Here is information about how to give testimony before the Commission. Weapons are prohibited at Commission hearings, and everyone entering the building must pass through a metal detector. In addition to providing testimony, Pluris customers may submit written statements via email. Be sure to include the docket number in the subject line. Another option is to mail a statement to the Commission at the address below. In either case, after two or three business days, statements are made part of the official record for the proceeding, and can be viewed on this website via Docket No. W-1305 Sub 12.

The Public Staff – North Carolina Utilities Commission is a separate, independent agency that represents the using and consuming public in matters before the Commission, including rate change requests like this one. You can send the Public Staff a statement, or ask them a question, via email.


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