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Date: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 11:30 am

The St. Peter’s Samsonville & Area Water Utility has made application to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board, on behalf of its water utility for approval for amendments to its Schedule of Rates and Charges for Water and Water Services, and amendments to its Schedule of Rules and Regulations.

Specific details of the application are set out below: 

Hearing - Tuesday August 22, 2017 @ 11:30 am.

Place - St. Peter’s - Samsonville & Area Water Utility  - St. Peter’s Volunteer Fire Hall Upstairs - 22 Toulouse Street, St. Peter’s, NS

All person are entitled to attend the hearing. ANYONE WISHING TO HAVE FORMAL STANDING to present evidence or cross-examine witnesses should file such intention with the Board by no later than Friday, July 7, 2017 and a copy of their written evidence by no later than Friday, July 28, 2017. ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK at the hearing but not wishing to cross-examine witnesses may do so at the hearing. Presentations will follow the order in which interested parties notify the Board of their intention to appear. Such notification is to be given to the Board on or before Friday, August 18, 2017. ANYONE WISHING TO MAKE COMMENTS may do so by forwarding a letter to the Clerk of the Board at Box 1692, Unit “M”, Halifax, NS B3J 3S3, or by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling the Clerk at (902) 424-4448, or fax (902) 424-3919 no later than Friday, August 18, 2017. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION For a 5/8 meter, residential customer, the average current quarterly water bill is $136.08, and it is proposed to increase to $139.23(a 2.35 increase) in 2017/2018; $140.17,(a 0.7% increase) in 2018/2019; and $141.00(a 0.6 % increase in 2019/2020). The Utility is also requesting amendments for other meter services ranging from 1.8 % to 2.1% in 2017/2018; 1.1% to 1.9% in 2018/2019; and -0.6% to -0.3% in 2019/2020. The annual Fire Protection Charge paid by the Village and the Municipality, currently $162,352 is proposed to be amended to $163,240 (a 0.5 % increase) in 2017/2018; $168,960(a .5 % increase) in 2018/2019; and $173.847 (a 2.9% increase) in 2019/2020. Upon reveiwing the Applcation, the Board, in its decision, may determine that the proposed amendments to rates should be as requested, higher or lower.  A copy of the Application may be viewed at the Offices of the Board, Summit Place, 1601 Lower Water Street, 3rd Floor, Halifax, NS or on the Board’s website at http://nsuarb.novascotia.ca/ , by clicking on “Matters & Evidence”, “Go Directly to Matter” search box, and insert in Matter Number M08102; and at the St. Peter’s Samsonville & Area Water Utility Office at 60 Denys Street, St.Peter’s, NS.