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PURA to Hold Public Comment Hearings on CT Water Rate Application 

PURA to Hold Public Comment Hearings on CT Water Rate Application 

PURA Establishes the Innovative Energy Solutions Program
to Hold Public Comment Hearings on CT Water Rate Application
(New Britain, CT – October 30, 2023) – The Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) today announced it will hold three public comment hearings to receive ratepayer feedback on The Connecticut Water Company’s (CWC) application to amend its rate schedule. This is in addition to evidentiary hearings that will be held with CWC and other interested parties in January 2024. 
PURA encourages ratepayers to attend and participate in hearings on: 

  • Wednesday, November 1 at 5:30 p.m.; Hall Memorial Library, McKnight Community Room, 93 Main St., Ellington, CT 
  • Monday, November 27 at 5:30 p.m.; Jonathan Trumbell Library, 580 Exeter Road, Lebanon, CT 
  • Thursday, December 14 at noon; Zoom 

Ratepayers and other stakeholders submitting comments into the public record are urged to include the docket number (Docket No. 23-08-32), your name, and home address. 
Under the proposed rate application, CWC has requested that PURA increase the company’s annual revenues above current levels by approximately $21 million, or 18.1%, for rates effective July 1, 2024. Depending upon where a customer is located, the requested increase would add between $18.80 and $58.69 on a quarterly basis to the typical residential water bill (approximately 15,000 gallons per quarter). 
CWC’s last distribution rate case was completed in July 2021. The Clinton-based utility, which is owned by SJW Group, provides water and fire protection service to over 107,000 customers, or 360,000 people, across 60 towns and cities across Connecticut.



For Immediate Release: October 30, 2023
Contact: Taren O’Connor

Joe Cooper