NOTICE OF FINAL DECISION BY COLORADO PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION PROCEEDING NO. 22AL-0192, DALLAS CREEK WATER COMPANY, INC 

On October 17, 2022, the Colorado Public Utilities Commission issued a final decision in Proceeding No. 22AL-0192W approving all participating parties’ settlement proposal dated September 27, 2022.  Rates will go into effect October 27, 2022.

A copy of the PUC’s Decision No. R22-0572 and the approved Tariff are available for inspection at the business office of Dallas Creek Water Company, Inc. located at 334 South 5th Street, Montrose Colorado 81401, on the company’s website at www.dallascreekwater.com, or via the Colorado Public Utilities Commission at 1560 Broadway, Ste. 250, Denver, Colorado 80202.

PDF copies of the decision notice, the revised tariff, and the effective utility rates are provided as links below for your convenience.

9.27.22 Recommended Decision R22-0572 9-27-22

10.27.22 NOTICE OF FINAL DECISION BY COLORADO PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

10.27.2022 TARIFF – Effective 10-27-2022 4th Revised

10.27.22 Schedule of Utility Rates and Fees

Links to the decision notice, the updated tariff, and the utility rates can always be found on the right sidebar of any page on the Company’s website.

Amended Notice of Proposed Rate Increase June 1, 2022

On May 3, 2022 Dallas Creek Water Company amended Advice Letter No. 8 and corrected formatting issues on the applicable tariff pages. These updated pages are linked below for your convenience.

NOTICE OF RATE INCREASE DALLAS CREEK WATER COMPANY, INC.

Water Utility Tariff, Colorado PUC No. 1-Third Revised Tariff names the current rates for domestic and commercial water service within the defined service area on Loghill Mesa, Ridgway CO approved in the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity dated September 1, 2006.

Dallas Creek Water Company has filed an Amended Advice Letter No. 8 – 4th Revised Tariff No. 1 with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission in Proceeding No. 22AL-0192 to adopt the rates listed below and textual changes contained in the proposed Tariff pages with an effective date of June 1, 2022 unless the Colorado Public Utilities Commission suspends the proposed effective date. The proposed changes will affect the residential, commercial, and utility customers within the Company’s PUC approved service area.

 

Current Rates Proposed Rate
December 1, 2019 June 1, 2022 Increase Percent Increase
 Base Service Fee  $                              42.90  $                              66.54  $             23.64 55.1%
 Meter In Service Fee  $                              33.70  $                              54.02  $             20.32 60.3%
 Customer Usage Fee per 1,000 gal.  $                                 9.45  $                              11.04  $               1.59 16.8%
 (up to 10,000 gal. per month)
 Customer Usage Fee per 1,000 gal.  $                  n/a  $                              13.35  $             13.35 100.0%
 (up to 10,000 gal. per month)
 Water Tap Fee  $                        7,000.00  $                      14,000.00  $       7,000.00 100.0%

Estimated annual revenue created by the changes in rates: $356,895.

This filing is available for inspection at the business office of Dallas Creek Water Company, Inc. located at 334 South 5th Street, Montrose Colorado 81401, on the company’s website at www.dallascreekwater.com, or via the Colorado Public Utilities Commission at 1560 Broadway, Ste. 250, Denver, Colorado 80202.

Any person may file written comments or objections concerning the filing, or may request written notice of any hearing, with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 250, Denver, Colorado 80202 or email address Dora_PUC_website@state.co.us. Requests for written notices or information regarding hearings can be made to the Commission by telephone at (303) 894-2000 or, alternatively, by contacting the External Affairs section of the Commission at its local number (303) 894- 2070 or toll free number (800) 456-0858. The Commission will consider all written comments and objections submitted prior to the evidentiary hearing on the application.

Filing a written comment or objection by itself will not allow you to participate as a party in any proceeding established in these matters. If you wish to participate as a party in this matter, you must file written intervention documents under Commission Rule 1401, 4 Colorado Code of Regulations 723-1, or any applicable Commission order.

The Commission may hold a public hearing in addition to an evidentiary hearing on the filing, and if such a hearing is held, members of the public may attend and make statements even if they did not file comments, objection or an intervention. If the filing is uncontested or unopposed, the Commission may determine the matter without a hearing and without further notice.

05 First Amended Advice Letter No. 8 5-3-22

06 Tariff Pages 5-3-22

07 DCWC Testimony Letter attached to Amended Advice Letter No. 8 5-3-22

 

 

 

 

Notice of Proposed Rate Increase June 1, 2022

On April 29, 2022 Dallas Creek Water Company filed the following documents with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission as part of the Advice Letter No. 8 that proposes a rate increase in the current rates for domestic and commercial water service within the defined service area on Loghill Mesa, Ridgway, CO. The filing has not yet been assigned a filing number.

These proposed rates will affect all residential and commercial customers with a previously purchased tap as of June 1, 2022 if approved by the Commission. You can view these documents by clicking the title link.

Advice Letter No. 8 filed April 29, 2022

Proposed Tariff pages changed by filing Advice Letter No. 8

DCWC Testimony Letter in Support of Advice Letter No. 8

Information about lead in drinking water

Many of the water industry leaders and experts have issued statements about the recent tragedy of lead poisoning in the water of Flint Michigan homes. The official statements and general educational information is listed below.

National Rural Water Association –  NRWA Statement on Lead Contamination

American Water Works Association –AWWA CEO David LaFrance- statement

                                                          AWWA – Lead information for consumers

Environmental Protection Agency- Basic Information about Lead in Drinking Water

If you have any additional questions, please call our Water Operator, Anthony Ramsey at (970) 626-3889.

 

Capacity to Serve Report

The Dallas Creek Water Utility was purchased in 1993 by Jim Willey. During the purchase process, it was necessary to determine the viability of the utility to serve the full customer base. Dallas Creek Water contracted with Gary L. Beach Environmental LLC to perform the study that would prove our capacity to serve.

In 2006, that study was updated, again using Gary L. Beach Environmental LLC, and the full report is posted here. Beach Report 12.11.2006

This report was presented and approved by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission during their audit of the utility for the purpose of granting a Certificate of Convenience and Public Necessity (CPCN), part of the process of becoming a regulated utility. The CPCN was approved September 1, 2006.

This report contains a lot of information regarding the availability of water, the security of the water and the scope of service that can be accomplished by Dallas Creek Water Company.

If you have any questions about this report, please contact Bobbi Rouse at administrator@dallascreekwater.com or by phone at (970) 240-8123.