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Anticipated Rate Increase Notice




The Sheboygan 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 11.26 percent increase in gross plant investment and a 9.45 percent increase in operating expenses since the last water rate case was completed in 2015.

The total increase in water revenues requested is $416,597 which will result in an estimated overall rate increase of 4.92 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 1,500 cubic feet (or approximately 11,220 gallons) of water per quarter will increase from $32.70 to $34.50, or 5.50% (not including the public fire protection charge), and will increase from $40.62 to $43.02, or 5.91% (including the public fire protection charge).

A telephonic public hearing on the application has been scheduled for Friday, April 13, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. in the Conference Room at Sheboygan Water Utility Office, 72 Park Avenue, Sheboygan, 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 5370-WR-108. 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 5370-WR-108 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 “5370-WR-108” in the box labeled “Quick Single Docket Search,” and (3) select “Documents”.

If you have any questions, please contact the Sheboygan Water Utility at (920) 459-3800.