City of Duarte, CA

01/15/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 01/14/2020 23:06

California Public Utilities Commission to Hold Public Hearing in Monrovia on Proposed Water Rate Increase, January 29

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will hold a Public Participation Hearing (PPH) covering California American Water's general rate case increase request on Wednesday, January 29 at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel at 700 W. Huntington Drive in Monrovia. The hearing will be at 6 p.m. taking place in the hotel's Ballroom B. The hearing will cover the proposed revenue requirement increase for its Los Angeles, Sacramento and Larkfield Districts. Specifically, Duarte residents could also see their water rates increase by 15.88% in 2021, 2.08% in 2022 and 3.42% in 2023 under the proposed rate increase request currently under review.

The company is also seeking an authorization to consolidate Los Angeles, Ventura and San Diego County districts into one single Southern Division tariff area for ratemaking purposes. Duarte residents are urged to attend the meeting to both ask questions and share their thoughts and concerns with CPUC staff, and California American company representatives, who will be present.

The PPH provides the public an opportunity to comment on California American Water's Application. A CPUC Administrative Law Judge will proceed over the hearing and a CPUC commissioner may also be present. A court reporter will transcribe the comments during the hearing. Representatives from California American Water Company will also be there to present and explain their proposed request.

The CPUC's Division of Ratepayer Advocates (DRA) will also be available to listen to your comments. The DRA is an independent division of the Commission whose role is to represent and advocate on behalf of public utility customers in order to obtain the lowest possible rates consistent with reliable and safe service.

For more information, call California America Water, (888) 237-1333, or visit the company's website at www.californiaamwater.com.