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May
31

“If (Aqua Indiana) cannot provide water to its customers adequate for the purposes reasonably expected by its customers, it is this commission’s responsibility to speak directly to the utility’s management, through our orders, to send a message that service must improve,” the order said.

To read the full article click the link below:

May
28

May
28

The state’s consumer advocacy agency has rejected an 18 percent rate request by Aqua North Carolina, the state’s largest private water utility.

May
27

One domino fell this week when the executive director of the Public Service Commission was forced to hand in his resignation.

For the full story please click on the link beloW:

 

 

May
26

To watch the video of the hearing and customer testimony click on the link below when the video page comes up scroll down to item 17 and that is the start of the Aqua Agenda Conference.

May
25

For the full report on the actions of the Commissioners at the Agenda Conference please copy and paste the link below:

http://www.psc.state.fl.us/dockets/cms/docketFilings3.aspx?docket=100330

CLICK ON VOTE SHEET

May
25

May
25

Over 100 people from Pasco, Polk, and Lake Counties attended the May 24, Agenda Conference. After hearing from many customers about the many issues with getting an accurate bill from Aqua. The lack of prompt boil water notices, and effluent leaking from the Palm Terrace  treatment plant into Pasco County’s storm water system, and long delays by Aqua on responding to field calls the Florida PSC has ordered the continuation of a program orderd by the commission after the 2009 rate increase

Representatives from Yes Communities headquartered in Denver and their attorney also presented many service and billing issues related specifically to Arrendondo Farms and Arrendondo Estates communities which Yes owns and operates.

May
23

“This price-gouging behavior by Aqua Texas is made possible by the TCEQ regulators and AquaTexas was very clever when they planned how to deal with our water laws here in Texas. Their main man on the ground is Brent Reeh. He just happens to be married to Patty Reeh, TCEQ director for the very region her husband is subject to her regulations. When AquaTexas goes to the TCEQ to get these exorbitant rates approved, well, Mr. Reeh really just has to roll over in bed and request his rate increase across the pillow.”

The above quote is taken from comments filed with the Sunset Committee Regarding the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), by Charles O’Dell, Ph.D., President of the Hays Community Action Network (HaysCAN).

See link below for entire text:

http://www.sunset.state.tx.us/82ndreports/tceq/responses/220.pdf

No conflict of interest here!

May
22

The word is finally reaching the investment world of the Aqua America (WTR) horror stories.

The iStockAnalyst report (see link below) sheds some light on what Aqua’s Florida customers are up against.

Beware America! This water-profiteer could be negotiating an acquisition in your neighborhood, at this very moment.

http://www.istockanalyst.com/article/viewnewspaged/articleid/5003543/pageid/1