Commission considering water system sale
The Idaho Public Utilities Commission will take comments through Aug. 16 on Algoma Water System’s request to modify its Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to reflect the sale of the system to a new owner.
Algoma Water serves about 27 households north of Sandpoint. According to the application, the current owner, Larry Neu, is selling the system to Paul Greenwood of Chatsworth, Calif. for $177,000. Although he lists a primary residence in California, Greenwood also works in Bonner County where he owns three community sewer systems.
The application states that ownership of the business has been transferred to Greenwood and that the new owner does not intend to ask for a change in rates and charges for services at this time.
Those wishing to submit comments must do so by no later than Aug. 16. Comments are accepted via e-mail by accessing the commission’s homepage at www.puc.idaho.gov and clicking on "Comments & Questions." Fill in the case number (AWS-W-06-01) and enter your comments. Comments can also be mailed to P.O. Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720-0074 or faxed to (208) 334-3762.
A full text of the commission’s order, along with other documents related to this case, are available on the commission’s Web site. Click on “File Room” and then on “Water Cases” and scroll down to the above case number.