The Florida Public Service Commission
(PSC) will conduct two customer hearings to gather testimony about the audit
report prepared by Dr. Audrey Levine regarding Aloha Utilities, Inc.’s water
quality in the Seven Springs system.
Aloha is a water and wastewater utility located in Pasco County that
provides service to approximately 10,000 customers in its Seven Springs
system. Because customer concerns regarding Aloha’s water quality have already
been identified and discussed on a number of occasions, PSC Chairman Braulio
Baez said: “We are encouraging customers to provide testimony that will help
us identify solutions. Dr. Levine’s report offers alternatives to the
status quo and we are interested in the response of the utility’s ratepayers.”
Dr. Levine’s report was sponsored by the Office of Public Counsel, an
agency that represents Florida’s consumers in utility cases before the PSC. While
this report suggests three potential solutions to improve the quality of
Aloha’s water, the PSC will also consider other options that may lead to a
prompt resolution of this matter.
These customer hearings are being conducted for the customers of the
Seven Springs system and will be held at the following times and location:
Thursday, April 8, 2004
First Customer Hearing: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Second Customer Hearing: 4:00
p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
West Pasco Government Center
County Commission Board Room, Suite 160
7530 Little Road
New Port Richey, Florida