Middlesex Water Company Files for Rate Adjustment
“Delivering safe drinking water that is vital to public health protection, and in which our customers can have the utmost confidence, requires us to take a long-term, disciplined operational view,” said
Since its last base rate filing,
- Construction of the Western Transmission Main, a large diameter, 4.5 mile transmission pipeline needed to provide critical backup water supply and system resiliency.
- Improvements to the Company’s raw water intake station on the
Delawareand Raritan Canal.
- Construction of a new Ozone treatment facility at the
Carl J. Olsen Water Treatment Plantwhere ozone will now be used as the primary disinfectant in the water treatment process to mitigate the effects of disinfection byproducts and ensure compliance with increasing regulatory requirements.
- Improvements related to supplementing emergency power generation and further mitigating environmental impacts related to the water treatment process.
- Renovation and repurposing of the Company’s former headquarters, built in 1984, to address operational and staffing needs and comply with increased environmental regulations.
- Consistent with requirements of New Jersey’s Water Quality Accountability Act, using a risk-based approach, we replaced aging areas of the water distribution system which included distribution mains, valves, service lines and meters under the Company’s RENEW Program, now in its 26th year.
- Commissioning a groundwater treatment pilot study to best protect drinking water consumers from the health effects of contaminants such as poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in anticipation of New Jersey’s new and more stringent PFAS regulations.
The Company’s rate increase request will be reviewed, analyzed and investigated by the NJBPU and various other intervening entities. The rate setting process includes a public hearing on this matter, which will be held in the company's service area before a decision is made. Customers may obtain additional information about this rate filing on the Company's website at
If the rate increase request is approved as requested, the residential customer using 15,000 gallons of water per quarter would see their water bill increase approximately
Established in 1897,
This release contains forward looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, among others, our long-term strategy and expectations, the status of our acquisition program, the impact of our acquisitions, the impact of current and projected rate requests and the impact of our capital program on our environmental compliance. There are important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements including: general economic business conditions, unfavorable weather conditions, the success of certain cost containment initiatives, changes in regulations or regulatory treatment, availability and the cost of capital, the success of growth initiatives and other factors discussed in our filings with the
Source: Middlesex Water Company