By Joe Lewis - Staff Writer
Sept. 10, 2013 —
Rattlesnake Ridge Water District Monday applied for a substantial rate increase with the Kentucky Public Service Commission.
In a public notice published in Wednesday’s issue of the Journal-Times, the district outlined a proposed across-the-board rate increase of 29 percent for all customers.
The PSC has the statutory right to take up to 10 months to make a final decision.
In the meantime, however, Rattlesnake Ridge can implement the new rate schedule. If the rate increase is approved then no further action would be necessary.
But if the PSC only allows only a partial increase, the district would have to refund customers the difference plus interest.
Rattlesnake Ridge Water District is the largest drinking water provider in Carter County.
It purifies water from Grayson Lake for 4,049 customers in Carter, Elliott, Morgan and Lawrence counties.
See the full story in Wednesday's edition of the Journal-Times.