Application for a certificate of convenience and necessity to
construct certain additions and improvements to its existing potable water system facilities.
On December 9, 2020, the City of New Cumberland ( city) filed a duly verified application for a certificate of convenience and necessity to construct certain additions and improvements to its sewerage system located in Hancock County.
The proposed sewerage system improvements, including , but are not limited to renovations replacement at the existing wastewater treatment plant located on Industrial Park Road and the existing vacuum pump station located on Adams Street. The project also includes the purchase and delivery of a residential grinder pump station and other associated equipment.
The application is on file with and available for public inspection at the Public Service Commission, 201 Brooks Street, Charleston, West Virginia
The total estimated project cost is $2,447,600. The city proposes to fund the project with a United States Department of Agricultural (USO ) loan of $1,766,000over 40 years at 4.00′.¼ interest, a $655,000 USDA grant, and a $26, 00 USDA Search Grant.
The City anticipates charging the following tariff rate , which were enacted by City Council pursuant to municipal ordinance procedures:
Applicable “‘7ithin the entire territory served, which is totally within the corporation limits of the ;City of New Cumberland.
Available for general domestic, commercial and industrial (except unusual industrial waste) service.
First 2,000
Every additionl1,000
gallons used per month gallons used per month
1 per 1,000 gallons
No bill will be rendered for less than $34.82 per month (Bas don 2,000 gallons),
FLAT RATE CHARGE (Customers with non-metered water su Equivalent of 4 ,500 gallons of water usage: $78.34 pe
pply) month.
BULK TREATMENT RATES (Based on metered water supply
$3.50 per 1,000 gallons.
A service charge equal to the amount of the fee char ed to the City of New
Cumberland, up to a maximum of twenty-five dollars ($25. 0) will be imposed upon any customer whose check for payment of charges is returned by the bank for any reason.
These ra es· represent the following project-related increases to become effective pursuant to municipal ordinance:
Residential (3,000) ($) INCREASE
$ 7.59 (1/o) INCREASE 7%
Commercial (7,000) $ 17.71 7%
Industrial (2,000) $ 5.06 7%
Resale $ 0.00 %
Other (3,000) $ 7.59 7%
Resale customers of the City include Hancock PSD.
The increases shown are based on averages of all custom rs in the indicated class. Individual customers may receive increases that are greater or ss than average.
The expected increased rates and charges will produce approximately $49,277 annually in additional revenue, an increase of 17%. These increases were enacted by City Council to take effect on February 18, 2021, and can be challenged only through a proper petition s set forth in W.Va. Code §24-2-4b.
Anyone desiring to protest or intervene in the Certificate proceeding should file a written protest or request to intervene within thirty (30) day following the date of this publication unless otherwise modified by Commission order. Failure to timely protest or request to intervene can affect your right to protest aspects of this certificate case or
participate in future proceedings. All protests or requests to intervene should briefly state the reason for the protest or request to intervene. Requests to intervene must comply with the rules on intervention set forth in the Commission’s Rules o Practice and Procedure. All protests and; requests to intervene should be addressed to Connie Graley, Executive Secretary, P.O. Box 812, Charleston, West Virginia, 25323.
In the absence of substantial protest received within thirty (30) days of this publication, the Commission may waive formal hearing and grant the application based on Commission review of the evidence submitted with the application