• San Gabriel Valley Water Company
    2017 General Rate Case

     

     

    Background 

    On January 4, 2016, the San Gabriel Water filed its Application with the CPUC, proposing to increase its revenues for both of its divisions, starting July 1, 2017:        


     Los Angeles County  

    July 2017:  $14,476,800 increase or 24.8%  
      

    July 2018:  Additional of $3,599,800 increase or 5.0%  
      

    July 2019:  Additional increase of $4,778,200 or 6.4%  
     

    Fontana

    July 2017:  $20,607,600 increase or 38.6% 
     

    July 2018:  Additional increase of $1,760,400 or 2.3% 
      

    July 2019:  Additional increase of $2,664,800 or 3.4%    


    On May 3, 2016, the CPUC issued a Ruling setting the scope and schedule of the proceeding.    

    Public Participation Hearings are scheduled in San Gabriel's service territory for:  

    • July 26, 2016 at 6pm:  El Monte Parks & Recreation, Grace T. Black Auditorium, 3130 Tyler Avenue,
      El Monte.
       
    • July 27, 2016 at 6pm:  Fontana City Council Chambers, 8353 Sierra Avenue, Fontana.
       
       

    Evidentiary Hearings are set for October 24 to November 2, 2016 in the CPUC's Los Angeles office.   

    A final CPUC Decision is scheduled for the second quarter 2017.    

      

     

    ORA Position

    ORA performed an in-depth analysis of San Gabriel’s request to increase its revenue requirement. ORA finds that San Gabriel needs significantly less of an increase to operate its system safely and reliably.   

      Los Angeles County     

    2017 / 2018:  $4.1 million increase or 6.47%       

    2018 / 2019:  Additional of $1.1 million increase or 1.67%    

      

    Fontana   

    2017 / 2018:  ~$10 million increase or 17.20%     

    2018 / 2019:  Additional increase of $1.1 million or 1.6%   

    ORA finds the largest difference in estimates between its analysis and San Gabriel’s requested increase are in the areas of capital investment, expenses for Operations & Maintenance, Administrative & General, Payroll, and new positions. ORA’s analysis finds that San Gabriel has sufficient existing water supplies to meet its customers’ needs.    

    Based on its analysis, ORA forecasts higher water sales than San Gabriel in both Los Angeles County and Fontana Water Company Divisions. ORA also recommends that the CPUC find that San Gabriel’s customer service is satisfactory and that it is in compliance with all federal and state drinking standards.  

    ORA recommends that the CPUC should not determine increases for future years until San Gabriel submits an earnings test for each of its divisions. This will allow the CPUC to determine any appropriate increase or decrease.   

      

    See ORA's:   

    July 25, 2016 Testimony with ORA's Reports on:  

    February 8, 2016 Protest to San Gabriel Water’s Application.  

      

      

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