CPUC issues interim decision in AVRWC rate case (May 21, 2015)

The three-year rate case that was filed by Apple Valley Ranchos Water Co. was given an interim decision Thursday when the California Public Utilities Commission voted 5-0 to reject the proposed settlement, adopt interim rates and reopen the record to consider Gov. Jerry Brown’s Executive Order on mandatory water conservation.

A company spokesman said AVR would submit a conservation plan Friday. A CPUC spokeswoman said an average water-user served by the company would see their bill increase $6.44, or 11.56 percent, under the interim decision. The company originally requested rate hikes of 14.88 percent for this year, 8.48 percent in 2016, and 8.19 percent in 2017.

Source: Daily Press