Idaho Public Utilities Commission
Case No. CAP-W-12-01, Order No. 32607
August 3, 2012
Contact: Gene Fadness (208) 334-0339, 890-2712
Capitol Water allowed increase to meet electric expense
Rates for about 2,900 Boise customers of Capitol Water Company increased by about 1.48 percent effective August 1 to account for the water utility’s increased electric expense.
The Idaho Public Utilities Commission allows Capitol Water, after commission review, to increase or decrease its rates in an annual adjustment outside a rate case if power expenses impact the company’s revenue by greater than 0.25 percent.
Capitol Water maintains its annual electricity expense increased from $75,483 to $85,418 due to increases in Idaho Power Company’s electric rates.
Capitol Water residential customers who use a ¾”-inch meter pay a flat monthly rate of $12.65. The average annual power cost surcharge approved this week adds about 24 cents to that monthly bill, up from the previous 5-cent surcharge. From May 1 through September 30, non-metered customers also pay a monthly sprinkling rate of $16.50.
Capitol Water serves residential and commercial customers in an area bounded roughly by Northview Street south to Ustick Road and from Curtis Road west to North Maple Grove.