Idaho Public Utilities Commission

Case No. TTS-W-12-01, Order No. 32627

September 21, 2012

Contact: Gene Fadness (208) 334-0339 office; 890-2712 cell


Driggs area water company proposes ownership change


The Idaho Public Utilities Commission will comment through Oct. 5 regarding the sale of Teton Springs Water and Sewer Company to a new owner.  The new owner is Teton Water and Sewer Company with Jon Pinardi of Driggs listed as managing member.  The former managing partner was Robert Marshall. 


The water and sewer company serves a planned unit development in eastern Idaho’s Teton County.   


Mr. Pinardi has managed the company since 2006. The utility claims he has the business experience and financial ability to continue operating the utility and is familiar with the commission’s regulations and rules. He is licensed as a Drinking Water Distribution Operator and is familiar with the state Department of Environmental Quality’s waster system testing requirements.  


Because the commission regulates water utilities, but not sewer companies, the applicant understands that accounting for the water system must be maintained on a stand-alone basis separate from any other business activities. 


The change in ownership is not anticipated to have any effect on the service offered by the company and will not affect rates. 


The commission plans to handle this request in a modified procedure that uses written comments rather than conducting a hearing, unless customer comments can demonstrate a need for a public hearing. 


Comments are accepted via e-mail through Oct. 5 by accessing the commission’s homepage at and clicking on "Comments & Questions About a Case." Fill in the case number (TTS-W-12-01) 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, is available on the commission’s Web site at Click on “File Room” and then on “Water Cases” and scroll down to the above case number.