PUBLIC NOTICE TO ALL CUSTOMERS OF THE
OWEN MUNICIPAL 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 http://psc.wi.gov, 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 http://psc.wi.gov
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
http://apps.psc.wi.gov, (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.