A series of virtual local public hearing swill be held by the Missouri Public Service Commission in the coming days to discuss a rate increase proposal made by Missouri American Water Company that would see a drastic increase in water and sewer rates for their customers.
On June 30, 2020 Missouri American Water field a water and sewer rate case with the Public Service Commission seeking to raise annual water and sewer revenues by about $73.5-million, or about 21.1%.
Due to the current COVID pandemic the Missouri Public Service Commission will hold local public hearings virtually for this case. Those hearings start on January 20 to receive customer comment in the cases.
The virtual public hearing for the customers in the Riverside, St. Joseph and Lawson areas will be on Wednesday January 20 at 6 P.M., but customers can attend any of the eight virtual meetings they like.
These local public hearings will be conducted virtually by WebEx and telephone conference. They will be streamed live on the Commission’s website (psc.mo.gov). Members of the public who wish to participate in the question and answer session or make a comment to the Commission, need to register by sending their first and last name, phone number and email address to [email protected] or by calling 1-800-392-4211 by 5 pm the day before the hearing.
To attend the public hearing by telephone, at the time of the hearing, call toll-free 1-855-718- 6621, listen to the prompt and enter the meeting number (access code) set out below, followed by # (pound/hashtag symbol). If prompted for a password, enter 0344.
MAWC serves approximately 470,000 water customers and 15,000 sewer customers in Missouri.
local public hearing schedule-
January 20 Riverside, St. Joseph, Lawson 6 pm Access Code: 177 073 8945 Password: 0344
January 21 St. Louis 6 pm Access Code: 177 407 9425 Password: 0344
January 22 Arnold Noon Access Code: 177 728 6718 Password: 0344
January 25 Maryland Heights Noon Access Code: 177 294 3943 Password: 0344
January 25 Ferguson 6 pm Access Code: 177 782 6442 Password: 0344
January 26 Warsaw, Warrensburg Noon Access Code: 177 328 7971 Password: 0344
January 26 Jefferson City, Mexico, St. Charles 6 pm Access Code: 177 977 5939 Password: 0344
January 29 Branson, Joplin Noon Access Code: 177 191 3281 Password: 0344