Attorney General Daniel Cameron

Attorney General Cameron's Office of Rate Intervention Saves Kentuckians Nearly Half a Million Dollars in Proposed Water Utility Rate Increases

FRANKFORT, KY – Attorney General Daniel Cameron has announced that action taken by his Office of Rate Intervention (ORI) on behalf of ratepayers before the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) saved Kentuckians nearly half a million dollars in proposed water utility rate increases.

"Our Office of Rate Intervention represented the interests of ratepayers in this case and successfully reduced increases to water utility rates," said Attorney General Cameron. "These efforts saved Kentuckians $431,122 in proposed water utility rate increases."

Water Service Kentucky is owned by Chicago-based Corix Regulated Utilities, Inc. and distributes and sells water to more than 6,000 consumers in Bell and Hickman Counties.

In May 2022, Water Service Corporation of Kentucky (Water Service Kentucky) filed an application with the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) requesting a rate increase of $1,047,688 per year. If granted, the request would have raised average monthly water utility rates for residential ratepayers by over 32 percent.

The Attorney General's office, alongside the City of Clinton, intervened in the case before the PSC on behalf of Kentucky ratepayers, and successfully reduced the overall proposed rate increase by $431,122, which is a 41 percent reduction from the amount requested by Water Service Kentucky. The PSC also agreed to reject Water Service Kentucky's costly request to deploy an advanced metering infrastructure.

To view the PSC's original order from April 12, 2023, click here. To view the clarification order issued on April 26, 2023, click here.



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