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PAGE B8 SPIRIT o! JEFFERSON : BERKELEY COUNTY PUBLIC SERVICE WATER DISTRICT fraudulent use of water NOTICE OF PROPOSED WATER RATE INCREASE ~suant to WV Code 16-13A-9, asamended by 2015 Act of the Legislature, the Berkeley County a ~r~lblic Service District ("District") shall propose the adoption of a Capital Capacity Improvement Fee to ~,~ added to its existing water rates which shall undergo a first and second reading before the Public Ser- Board of the District and which, if approved, shall be submitted to the Berkeley County Council for ~1 approval The adoption .of a Capital Capacity Improvement Fee is to provide funds for future capital ~jects necessitated by growth /:i . UB, B,F,B.TJJ JE.E i ~' ' RULES AND REGULATIONS i~ :. " f v,adopted by the Public Service Commis- sion of West Virginia, and now in effect, and all amendments thereto and modifications thereof hereafter made by said Commission. Applicable within the entire territory served W Available for general domestic, commercial and industrial water service TAP FEE The following charge is to be made whenever the utility installs a new tap to serve an A tap fee of $450.00 will be charged to all customers who apply for service outside of ceeding before the Commission for each new tap to the system. applicant. a certificate pro- LEAK ADJUSTMENT $0.76 per 1,000 gallons is tO be used when the bill reflects unusual consumption which can be attrib- uted to eligible leakage on customer's side of the meter. This rate shall be applied to all such consumption above customer's historical average usage. SPECIAL WATER SERVICES 1 Where water is desired for only a short period of time, and not continuously throughout the year, such as for vacation homes or cottages, building purposes, street paving, cleaning property, filling tanks or other uses of this kind, an application shall be made as set forth in Water Rule 4.1.6 and payment made in accordance with the applicable schedule of rates and charges, in which case a suitable deposit shall be made. 2 When making application for special water service, the applicant shall pay the District the (a) appli- cable security deposit; and (b) service reconnecting charge. (Customers with metered water supply) First 2,000 gallons used per month $11 45 per 1,000 gallons Next 88,000 gallons used per month $7.42 per 1,000 gaflens All Over 90,000 gallons used per month $5.24 per 1,000 gmlt~s MINIMUM CHARGE : No bill will be rendered for less than the following per month based on meter ~S: 5/8 inch meter $22 90 per month 1 inch meter $57.24 per month :~' 1-1/2 inch meter $114.47 per month 2 inch meter $183.15 per month 3 inch meter $343.41 per month 4 inch meter $572.35 per month 6 inch meter $1,144 70 per month ' 8 inch meter $1,831.50 per month pRIVATE FIRE PROTECTION SERVICE , ;. ~,:Where connection, hydrants, sprinklers, etc on private property are maintained by consumer. Fire Hydrants, $128.62 per hydrant per year, payable annually ~ 3. The applicant shall forfeit the total security deposit if the District can show the user tampered with any District property. 4 Each reconnect g of a special water service shall require a new application. . .ED --:~/ . A service charge ~ual to the actual bank fee assessed to the District, not to exceed $25.00, will be imposed upon any customer whose check for payment of charge is returned by his or her bank due to insufficient funds; " SECURITY DEPOSIT . Not t0 exceed tw0~lwelfths (2/12) if the average annual usage of the applicant s specific customer class or fifty dollars, whichpv~ is greater This fee may be changed by applicable statuary provisions. . ~ SCHEDULE II ' ~ : CAPACITY IMPROVEMENT FEE Applicable in the ent re.service area for all new connections to the District's distribution system except for new connecti0ns~witt'iin the area formerly served by the Woods Homeowners Association, Inc CAPACITY IMPROVEMENT FEE " "iPrivate Fire Protection Sprinkler systems shall pay $128.62 per year, plus $0.43per spnnkler head, 1. Phase I '/, ,: I~hyable annually. = For 365 day~ fr~li~i~the:~tive date of this tariff, for all new connections to the District s distribution system there sfial|!~paid~t6 the District, at the time the applicant applies for water service and executes Hose Connections, for fire use only $74.38 per year, payable annually Simplex or Duplex an Application fdr WaterService on forms provided by the District, a Capacity Improvement Fee. The Capacity Improvement Fee for each connection shall be determined by the size of meter installed in ac- Secured Government Installments $30.21 per inch (fire line nominal diameter' payable monthly cordance with the schedule set forth below. i , I~LAYED PAYMENT PENALTY Meter Size Type Factor Capacity "~he above schedule is net On all accounts not paid in full when due, ten percent (10%) will be added : :: ; Improvement Fee to the net current amount unpaid. This delayed payment penalty is not interest and isto be collected only 5/8" P0sitive Displacementi $1,006 once for each bill where it is appropriate. 3/4 Positive Dispiaccment:~i $1,509 RECONNECTION ' 1" Positive Displacement ' $2,515 $20 00 " To be charged whenever the supply of water is turned off for violation of rules, nonpayment of bills or 1-1/2" ' Positive Displacement $5,030 fraudulent use of water. 2','~ Positive Displacement $8,048 TAPFEE . ' : : 2'- Compound : 8~ :'~:~.::i: =~; $8,048 The following charge is to be made whenever the utility installs a new tap to serve an applicant. 2:: Turbine 8 $8,048 A tap fee of $450.00 will be charged to all customers who apply for service outside of a certificate pro- 3, Compound 16 ~ $16,096 ceeding before the Commission for each new tap to the system. 3' Turbine t7.5 $17,605 4" Compound 25 $25,150 LEAK ADJUSTMENT : . ~ I 4" $0.76 per 1,000 gallons is to be used when the bill reflects unusualconsumption which can be attributed Turbme : 31fl ~ : $31,689 to eligible leakage on customer s side of the meter. This rate shall be applied to e.II such consumption ~: ~'=':":;:; ::~:~:-":~'~:~ ] 4" Fire Service ~ : $35,210 above customer s historical average usage. I 6" Compound :t 50': " i:, $50,300 SPECIAL WATER SERVICES ' ' : ' 6" Turbine 'i. i:: I:70 "-i: 'i:',:~i:~: z $70,420 1 Where water is desired for only a short period of time, and not continuously throughout the year, such as for vacation homes or cottages, building purposes, street paving, cleaning property, filling tanks or 6" Fire Service ~ 80 1' :: .': $80,480 other uses of this kind, an application shall be made as set forth in Water Rule 4.1,6, and payment made .t : , in accordance with the applicable schedule of rates and charges, in which case a suitable deposit shall The Capacity Improvement Feeappliesto combined~(fi~ plusdomestic) meters when no separate do- be made. mestic-only meter is provided. A CalSacity~lmproveme0~!F~d0~s not apply to. a meter dedicated solely 2. When making application for special water service, the applicant shall pay the District the (a) appli- for fire serv|ce ':1 ~ : ~~:: :,'~ ~ ~. ;~ cable security deposit; and (b) service reconnecting charge Meters in excess of six (6)inches will be.indiPidua!l~/e~aluated by the District! 3 The applicant shall forfeit the total security deposit if the District can show the user.tampered with any . . ~ : . ~.: District property. The Dmtnct reserves the nghtto specify meter.size -, ~ , 4. Each reconnecting of a special water service shall require anew application. : 2 Phase 2 ' : :;: For all connections to the D~stnct s dmtnbutlon sys~m~e :~ days from the effectwe date of this tanff RETURNED CHECK CHARGE ' " : there shall be paid to the District, at thetime the appli~a~t '~'~pl~ for water serviceand executes an "Ap- A service charge equal to the actual bank fee assessed to the District, not to exceed $25.00, will be plication for Water Service" on formsprovided byltlie,Di$~i~t~'t.~pacity Improvement Fee. The Capacity imposed upon any customer whose check for payment of charge is returned by his or her bank due to Improvement Fee for each connection shall be deteriilin(,=d ~y t~e size of meter in~talled in accordance insufficient funds, with the schedule set forth below. SECURITY DEPOSIT Not to exceed two-twelfths (2/12) if the average annual usage of the applicant's specific customer class or fifty dollars, whichever is greater. This fee may be changed by applicable statuary provisions. PROPOSED TARIFF Rules and Regulations for the sion of West Virginia, and now in made by said Commission. RULES AND REGULATIONS Government of Water Utilities, adopted by the Public Service Commie- effect, and all amendments thereto and modifications thereof hereafter SCHEDULE I APPLICABILITY Applicable within the entire territory served except for customers formerly served eowners Association, Inc. AVAILABILITY Available for general domestic, commercial and industrial water service by the Woods Hem- RATES (Customers with metered water supply) First 2,000 gallons used per month $11.45 per 1,000 gallons Next 88,000 gallons used per month $7.42 per 1,000 gallons All Over 90,000 gallons used per month $5.24 per 1,000 gallons MINIMUM CHARGE No bill will be rendered for less than the following per month based on meter size: 5/8 inch meter 1 inch meter 1-1/2 inch meter 2 inch meter 3 inch meter 4 inch meter 6 inch meter 8 inch meter $22.90 per month $57.24 per month $114.47 per month $183.15 per month $343.41 per month $572.35 per month $1,144.70 per month $1,831.50 per month PRIVATE FIRE PROTECTION SERVICE Where connection, hydrants, sprinklers, etc on private property are maintained by consumer, Fire Hydrants, $128.62 per hydrant per year, payable annually Meter Size 5/8" 3/4" 1" 1-1/2" Ty~" Positive Displacement Positive DisPlacement Factor 1 1.5 2.5 Capacity' Improvement Fee $2,012 $3,018 Positive Displacement ' Positive Displacement 5 $5,030 $10,060 2" Positive Displacement 8 $16,096 2" Compound 8 $16,096 2" Turbine 8 $16,096 3" Compound 16 $32,192 3" Turbine 17.5 $35,210 4" Compound~ 25 $50,300 4'~ Turbine 31.5 $63,378 4" ' Fire Service 35 $70,420 " 6''~ Compound : 50 $100,600 6' Turbine 70 $140,840 ' 6" Fire Service 80 $160,960 The Capacity Improvement Fee applies to combined (fire plus domestic) meters when no separate do- mestic-only meter is provided. A Capacity Improvement Fee does not apply to a meter dedicated solely for fire service. Private Fire Protection Sprinkler systems shall pay $128.62 per year, plus $0.43 per sprinkler head, payable annually. Meters in excess of six (6) inches will be individually evaluated by the District. The District reserves the right to specify meter size. 3, A~I Capacity Improvement ;Fep .f'd~.:shall be maintained in a separate account administered by the Distgict and shall be used only fo(Ul~:jrades to or construction of new or expanding wmer so~ces, water treatment facilities, water storage faci!ities and/or water transmission/distribution facilities at least 12" in diameter. :, : The requested rates and charges are subject to approval by the Public Service Board of the District and the Berkeley County Courlci~ The proposed rates are on file with and available for public inspection after November 5, 2018 at the Office of the Berkeley County Public Service Water District, located at 251 Caperton Blvd, Martinsburg 25403. Hose Connections, for fire use only $74.38 per year, payable annually Simplex or Duplex On November 5, 2018, the first reading of the water rate proposal shall occur during a Regular Meet- ing of the Public Service Board of the District, beginning at 5:00 pm. On November 26, 2018, the second Secured Installations (Government or Privately Owned) $30.21 per inch (fire line nominal diameter- reading of water rate proposal shall occur during a Regular Meeting of the Public Service Board of the K;l~yable monthly = District, beginning at 5:00 pm. All meetings of the Public Service Board shall take place at the District's of- ' ' ' District shall conduct a public hearing. Any ct sto" !protest or comment upon the proposed ,rice located at 25! Caperton Blvd~ Marti~g~ W~V~i~iately following the second reading, the ~i~e abe ev schedule is net. On all accounts not paid in full when due, ten percent (10%) will be added rate increase may:attend and be hea:r~ieith~ :~~iose of the public hearing on November ~l~P~~r e n.t amount unpaid. This delayed payment penalty is not interest and is to be collected only 26, 2018, the Public Service Board m~ly:~tal~'~c~~~the proposed rate increase and request once for each bill where it is appropriate. " final approval by the Berkeley County'Cou~cil?A~'~'m~t'l;~to file a written comment or protest may do so prior to the beginning of the public hearing on November 26, 2018. All written comments or protests ,RECoNNECTION ~ ~ should be addressed to Christine Thiel, Executive Directpr, 251 Caperton Blvd, Martinsburg, WV 25403. $20.00 11/14/lt