On January 16, 2014, Berry's Chapel filed in the Tennessee Regulatory Authority ("TRA") a Petition to change and increase the rates and charges paid by consumers for wastewater service. The petition seeks to increase its operating revenues by $99,000 to $844,900. This represents an increase by 13.35% for the households served by Berry's Chapel. This revenue increase, however, does not translate into a per customer increase of only 13.35% because the company's petition also includes provisions to "pass-through" the costs of legal expenses, financial security, sludge removal, electricity, and chemicals which will also increase customer bills. The Consumer Advocate and Protection Division filed a petition to intervene in the case on behalf of ratepayers on January 23, 2014...more.
On April 10, 2012, Laurel Hills Condominiums Property Owners Association, LLC, petitioned the Authority for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CCN) to provide water service to Renegade Mountain near Crossville, Tennessee. Laurel Hills further requested approval of proposed tariffs consisting of terms and conditions of service, including schedules for monthly water rates; after amending its original petition, Laurel Hills asked for a monthly rate of $134.26 per customer...more.
On January 13, 2014, the TRA announced it was opening a "show cause" proceeding against Tennessee Wastewater Systems, Inc., in a move that could lead to the revocation of Tennessee Wastewater's certificate to be the exclusive provider of wastewater services to a development known as the Villages of Norris Lake...more.