In June of 2020, Great Basin Water Co. (GBWC) filed a rate case for our Spring Creek Division. To determine if rates are reasonable and just, GBWC is required by the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) to present a rate case every three years.
The Application has gone through the due process of the commission and GBWC is awaiting the final order. GBWC’s recent proposal requests an average increase of 6.85% for residential water service and approximately a 6.3% increase for residential sewer service. At the conclusion of our last rate case, three years ago, the average rates for residential water service decreased 8.31%. As a public utility, GBWC has an obligation to continue to deliver safe and reliable water and wastewater services at the lowest reasonable cost. The PUCN is charged with determining if the utility has acted to balance between these goals.
While we understand there is never a good time to increase rates, these rates are based on the actual and complete costs of providing safe and reliable water and wastewater services and will be thoroughly examined by the PUCN and its staff (as well as the Bureau of Consumer Protection) prior to impacting you.