The staff of the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC or Commission)
will conduct a customer meeting on Tuesday, August 24, 2004, to accept comments from consumers and other interested
parties about a proposed rate increase submitted by Labrador Utilities, Inc.
(Labrador or utility). In addition, this meeting will provide those in
attendance with an opportunity to comment about service quality issues and
other matters relevant to Labrador.
Labrador is a
water and wastewater utility located one mile east of the City of Zephyrhills
in Pasco County. This utility provides service to approximately 894
lots in Forest Lake Estates Mobile Home Park and the Forest Lake R.V. Resort.
The utility’s residential rates prior to its
application were monthly flat rates of $4.50 for water and $10.50 for
wastewater. On February 24, 2004, the Commission approved interim monthly flat rates
of $16.33 for water and $22.79 for wastewater. In its permanent rate request, Labrador
seeks consumption-based rates of $26.70 (water) and $53.90 (wastewater) for
residential customers that use an average of 5,000 gallons per month. The
utility’s requested rates are provided only for discussion purposes.
Ultimately, the Commission-approved rates will be based on staff’s
investigation and information obtained during the customer meeting.
customers of Labrador are invited to attend the meeting, which will be held
at the following time and location:
Tuesday, August 24, 2004
Forest Lake Estates Community Clubhouse
6429 Forest Lake Drive
PSC staff is currently scheduled to file a recommendation to the
Commission concerning this proposed rate increase on November 18, 2004. The Commission is currently scheduled to consider the staff’s
recommendation and vote on this matter on November 30, 2004.