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Aug 01, 2018




The Montreal Municipal Water Utility has filed an application with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) to increase water rates.  The increase is necessary due to the need to cover past borrowings and pay for engineering and deferred maintenance expenses as loans and/or grant applications are being developed.  The rate of return/allowance increased from $45,524 since the last rate case in 2013 to $70,000.  This allowance is to pay debt.  Utility revenues have also decreased since the last rate case from $206,224 to $146,239. 


The total increase in water revenues requested is $79,950 which will result in an estimated overall rate increase of 55.05 percent over the water utility’s present revenues.  If the request is granted, the water bill for an average residential customer with a ?-inch or ¾-inch meter who uses 7,000 gallons of water per quarter will increase from $38.35 to $64.40, or 67.93%.


A telephonic public hearing on the application has been scheduled for Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at the City of Montreal City Hall, 54 Wisconsin Avenue, Montreal, Wisconsin.  Scheduling questions regarding this hearing may be directed to the PSCW

at (608) 266-3766.


A person may testify in this proceeding without becoming a party and without attorney representation.  A person may submit this testimony in only one of the following ways:


  • Web Comment.  Go to the Commission’s web site at, click on “File a Comment”.  On the next page select the “File a comment” link that appears for docket number 3860-WR-102.  Web comments shall be received no later than the day before the hearing.
  • Oral Comment.  Spoken testimony at the public session.
  • Written Comment.  Instead of speaking at the hearing, write out a comment and submit it at the public session.
  • Mail Comment.  All comments submitted by U.S. Mail shall be received no later than the day before the hearing and shall be addressed to: Attn: Docket 3860-WR-102 Comments, Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 7854, Madison, WI 53707-7854.


The PSCW intends to webcast this hearing live on the PSCW’s web site at under the “PSC Live Broadcast” button.


All documents in this docket are filed on the Commission’s Electronic Records Filing (ERF) system. To view these documents: (1) go to the Commission’s E-Services Portal at, (2) enter “3860-WR-102” in the box labeled “Quick Single Docket Search,” and (3) select “Documents”.


If you have any questions, please contact the Montreal Municipal Water Utility at 715-561-4955.

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