Pembina Valley Water Co-op Water Rate Increase Application

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
REVISED BULK WATER RATES
PEMBINA VALLEY WATER
COOPERATIVE INC.
November 29, 2018
The Pembina Valley Water Cooperative Inc. (PVWC) has applied to the Public Utilities Board
(Board) for revised rates, currently under review by the Board, for the Bulk Water Utility for
2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023, as set out in the Rate Study submitted to the Board on
October 9, 2018. Rates were last approved in 2015 in Board Order No. 103/15.
The current and proposed rates are as follows:
YEAR     RATE(per 1,000 gal)       INCREASE%
2018      $8.16                                       –
2019      $8.98                                    10%
2020      $9.16                                     2%
2021      $9.34                                     2%
2022*    $9.34 – $9.53                     0 – 2%
2023*    $9.53 – $9.72                     0 – 2%
*The upper rate for 2022 and 2023 is based on 2% increase for each of those years. These years
are requested as discretionary increases. The rate can be increased by the PVWC’s Board of
Directors without making application to the Public Utilities Board. A rate increase of more than the
2% would require Board approval.
The current customers for PVWC include:
Altona Rural Water Co-op                             Rural Municipality of Montcalm
Blumengart Colony                                        Rural Municipality of Morris
City of Morden                                                Rural Municipality of Rhineland
City of Winkler                                                Rural Municipality of Roland
Halbstadt Marais Water Co-op                    Rural Municipality of Stanley
Municipality Emerson-Franklin                    Rural Municipality of Thompson
Roseau River First Nation                             Town of Altona
Rural Municipality of Dufferin                     Town of Carman
Rural Municipality of Grey                           Town of Morris

Details of PVWC’s application are available for review at the PVWC’s office or the Public
Utilities Board’s office. Questions concerning the application for revised rates, or the
operation of the Utility, should be addressed to the Pembina Valley Water Cooperative Inc.
If you have concerns/comments regarding this application for water rates please go to
www.pubmanitoba.ca and provide your comment. Please note all comments will be
forwarded to the PVWC.
Questions or comments should be sent on or before December 28, 2018.
The Public Utilities Board is the provincial regulatory agency that reviews and approves rates
for water and wastewater utilities in Manitoba, with the exception of the City of Winnipeg. The
Board’s review process involves:
 the Utility filing a rate application to the Board,
 the public notification of proposed rate changes,
 the Board’s review of the application through a public hearing or paper review process, and
 the issuance of an Order which outlines the Board’s decision on the rate application and
the rates to be charged.
Manitoba Ombudsman has privacy guidelines for administrative tribunals. The Board is
mindful of its obligations under those guidelines. Its decisions in respect of the application
being considered will be sensitive to the guidelines. Personal information will not be disclosed
unless it is appropriate and necessary to do so. However, the Board advises participants that
these proceedings are public and that as a result, personal information protections are
reduced.
The Board will then decide whether any further notice is required and whether to proceed with
a public hearing or paper review process. All concerns received by the Board will be
considered in the Board’s decision on rates to be charged.
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IN CONSIDERING THIS APPLICATION, THE PUBLIC
UTILITIES BOARD MAY OR MAY NOT FIND IT NECESSARY TO DETERMINE RATES
DIFFERENT FROM THOSE APPLIED FOR BY THE APPLICANT.
Note: All proceedings will be conducted in accordance with the Board’s Rules of Practice and
Procedure, which the Board may vary in order to constrain regulatory costs. The Rules are
available at www.pubmanitoba.ca.

Rachel McMillin
A/Assistant Associate Secretary
Manitoba Public Utilities Board

To view the original notice please click on the following link: Notice of Application