Idaho Public Utilities Commission

Case No. BRN-W-11-01, Order No. 32249

June 3, 2011

Contact: Gene Fadness (208) 334-0339, 890-2712



Commission taking comments, conducting workshop in water case


A Boise water company that serves about 46 households is seeking a rate increase from the Idaho Public Utilities Commission.


Brian Water Corporation serves homes in the Warm Springs area of eastern Boise. It seeks to increase its base rate from $12.50 per month to $18 for the first 4,000 gallons per month. The company’s last request for a rate increase was in 2007.  


Brian Water states that its nitrate levels exceed the Environmental Protection Agency’s maximum contamination levels. In response, Brian Water is considering a new, deeper well. The company also states that an increase in base rates would put the company’s rates more in line with other water systems.


Commission staff is taking written comment on the application through June 30 and the company will file reply comments by July 8. Commission staff will also conduct a public workshop for customers and other interested parties on Thursday, June 23, at 7 p.m. in the commission hearing room at 472 W. Washington St. in Boise. The purpose of the workshop is to provide customers with an overview of the company’s application and answer questions. Company representatives may also be available.  


Comments are accepted via e-mail by accessing the commission’s homepage at and clicking on "Comments & Questions About a Case." Fill in the case number (BRN-W-11-01) and enter your comments. Comments can also be mailed to P.O. Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720-0074 or faxed to (208) 334-3762.