S.C. Public Service Commission postpones public hearing on Palmetto Utilities

S.C. Public Service Commission postpones public hearing on Palmetto Utilities
SC Public Service Commission (Source: SC Public Service Commission)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - The state Public Service Commission has postponed the first of two public meetings until March 19 to address a proposed water and sewer rate hike for Palmetto Utilities customers.

The meeting was originally scheduled for March 12.

Back in January Palmetto Utilities held a public meeting for concerned customers in Richland County about the proposed change.

Under it rates would be going up about 28%, moving that flat rate from around $52s to just under $67. Whether you have a full family or live alone you’ll be paying the same rate.

Palmetto Utilities representatives say they were approved for a rate increase in 2017 but didn’t get the full hike they requested. They say that this increase is necessary to offset those expenses and to cover multi-million dollar improvement investments.

Customers will be able to call in and testify. This public hearing will be livestreamed and will be virtual.

The hearing will take place online at 6 p.m. The link will be provided through their Twitter account.

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