Public Notice to all customers of the Owen Water Utility



The Owen Municipal Water Utility has filed an application with the Public Service Commission

of Wisconsin (PSCW) to increase water rates. The increase is necessary due to a 27.45 percent

increase in gross plant investment and a 44.25 percent increase in operating expenses since the

last water rate case was completed in 2001.

The total increase in water revenues requested is $35,775 which will result in an estimated

overall rate increase of 7.18 percent over the water utility’s present revenues. If the request is

granted, the water bill for an average residential customer with a ⅝inch or ¾inch meter who

uses 7,000 gallons of water per quarter will increase from $95.05 to $98.80, or 3.95% (not

including the public fire protection charge), and will increase from $101.09 to $104.84, or 3.71%

(including the public fire protection charge).

A telephonic public hearing on the application has been scheduled for Friday, June 29, 2018, at

11:00 a.m. at Owen City Hall, 219 Pine Street, Owen, Wisconsin. Scheduling questions

regarding this hearing may be directed to the PSCW at (608) 266-3766.

A person may testify in this proceeding without becoming a party and without attorney

representation. A person may submit this testimony in only one of the following ways:

Web Comment. Go to the Commission’s web site at, click on “File

a Comment”. On the next page select the “File a comment” link that appears for

docket number 4500-WR-104. Web comments shall be received no later than the day

before the hearing.

Oral Comment. Spoken testimony at the public session.

Written Comment. Instead of speaking at the hearing, write out a comment and

submit it at the public session.

Mail Comment. All comments submitted by U.S. Mail shall be received no later

than the day before the hearing and shall be addressed to: Attn: Docket 4500-WR-104

Comments, Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 7854, Madison, WI 53707-7854.

The PSCW intends to webcast this hearing live on the PSCW’s web site at

under the “PSC Live Broadcast” button.

All documents in this docket are filed on the Commission’s Electronic Records Filing (ERF)

system. To view these documents: (1) go to the Commission’s E-Services Portal at, (2) enter “4500-WR-104” in the box labeled “Quick Single Docket

Search,” and (3) select “Documents”.

If you have any questions, please contact Owen Municipal Water Utility at (715) 229-2404.