Prior Construction Company, Inc.’s Request to Raise Water Prices
(Docket No. W-567 Sub 8)
Wednesday, July 18, 7:00 p.m.
Commission Hearing Room 2115, Dobbs Building
430 North Salisbury Street, Raleigh
On March 15, 2018, Prior Construction Company, Inc. (Prior) requested authority to increase its rates for water service in the Deerfield Park, Paynes Park Landing, and Little John Acres Subdivisions in Wake County. Prior’s current and proposed water rates are:
|Present Rates||Proposed Rates|
|Base Charge (zero usage)||$10.29||$18.80|
|Usage Charge (per 1,000 gallons)||$2.66||$4.90|
Prior’s proposed rates would increase the average residential monthly water bill from $21.73 to $39.87, an 84% increase, based on average monthly usage of 4,300 gallons.
The Commission has scheduled this hearing subject to cancellation if no significant protests are received on or before May 25, 2018. The purpose of the hearing is for Prior’s customers to comment on the proposed rate increase as well as the quality of Prior’s service. Prior is required to appear before the Commission and testify about its proposed rate increase.
The Public Staff—NCUC investigates rate increase requests and represents consumers in proceedings before the Commission.