Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

WV State News

April 7, 2014

W.Va. American Water ordered to remain in projects

CHARLESTON — State regulators have ordered West Virginia American Water Company to continue participating in a series of local water extension projects.

Monday’s ruling by the Public Service Commission came on a complaint filed by five public service districts and several other local agencies. The complaint alleged that West Virginia American Water improperly withdrew from partnerships to expand service in various areas of the state.

The PSC says the company has an obligation to continue participating in projects proposed by the local agencies that would extend service in areas that the company could reasonably serve. The projects must be technically feasible and the company must have a reasonable opportunity to earn a return on its investment.

West Virginia American Water spokeswoman Laura Jordan says the company is reviewing the order.

 

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