Unfortunately, CLWSC is back for more. The following is a recap of the actions taken by the new CEWR volunteers and the current status of the regulatory proceedings for the rate increase:
· CEWR has reconstituted itself with 10 members, 4 of which are from the previous CEWR team.
· Approximately 1,450 of you signed a petition to protest the new rates.
· The protest petitions were filed with the TCEQ February 26th, several days before the deadline.
· CEWR has received verbal confirmation that we will have official status in the case.
· CEWR volunteers have met with Senator Campbell and her office. We are keeping them apprised of the status of the protest process.
· CEWR has conferred with the City of Bulverde and has reviewed their settlement with CLWSC.
· CEWR is following other rate cases and the status of cases moving from TCEQ oversight to the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC).
· CEWR is in contact with OPUC, the group at the PUC that represents the residential users of water.
· CEWR has retained the same attorney used in the last case.
Expected next steps:
1. State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) to meet in May and set a date for the Pre-Hearing Conference for the case.
2. Pre-Hearing Conference expected in June-July time frame according to TCEQ officials.
3. CEWR plans to attempt negotiating a settlement with CLWSC for lower rates.
Ratepayers may check the status of our case by visiting www.cewr.net (http://www.cewr.net) for the latest developments, to direct questions to the CEWR team, and/or to donate to the cause.