GET INVOLVED OR YOU/WE PAY! Recently, you have received a couple announcements from the EPCOR Water Company. The bottom line is, EPCOR has submitted their initial case to the Arizona Corporation Commission for an increase in Wastewater Rates for their five districts throughout the state. This case is scheduled to take about ten or so months to complete before the Commissioners decide what our actual new rates will be.
EPCOR was asked by the Commission to present three different scenarios of how to divide the total cost of service revenue required to operate their business. In other words they want to look at changing the way the costs are allocated and how we are billed.
Each district’s rates are based on their costs of operation. The new proposal from EPCOR asks to put all the costs into a melting pot and then divide them by the number of customers – A socialist approach.
We can go on and on about how this is likely illegal and how all past commissions have thrown this cost shift method out the window and so on. But suffice it to say, EPCOR is proposing the residents of the Sun City District (Sun City & Youngtown), subsidize the other districts to the tune of just under five million dollars ($5,000,000.00) per year.
EPCOR is requesting of the Commission, a Sun City District rate of $25.03, which is what EPCOR has determined is the fair value rate for our “longstanding” district. EPCOR then proposes we consolidate all their districts into one and our consolidated rate will only go up to a little over $41.00/mo. It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to see this is totally bogus.
No matter how EPCOR attempts to spin this – DON’T BELIEVE IT!
Every citizen of Sun City and Youngtown must write to the Commissioners stating your objection to EPCOR’s suggested full consolidation folly. I have been told Numbers Do Count. Therefore, IF WE DON’T DELIVER 20,000+ letters …WE WILL PAY!!!
- Easy…Go to the following link, fill in the short form and enter your opinion. You will need the Docket Number WS-01303A-16-0145.
- Send a letter directly to each Commissioner – or just one – That’s OK. Always note the docket number: Docket Number WS-01303A-16-0145.
Contact Information for ACC Commissioners is:
Andy Tobin, 602 542 3625 – email@example.com
Tom Forese, 602 542 3933 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Doug Little, 602 542 0745 – email@example.com
Bob Stump, 602 542 3935 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Burns, 602 542 3682 – email@example.com
The Arizona Corporation Commission address is Commissioners Wing, 1200 West Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007-2996.
As an EPCOR ratepayer and Sun City/Youngtown Resident, I strongly object to EPCOR’s recommendation for full consolidation of the EPCOR wastewater districts.
EPCOR shows their cost of service for our district is approximately $25.00/month and the consolidated rate would be over $40.00/month for our district ratepayers.
Our generation has never shied away from our responsibility to earn our way and pay for the costs we incur.
We should not be forced to subsidize the other districts. This is the USA after all.
Please “vote against full consolidation”!