Laura Jordan, spokeswoman for West Virginia American Water, said the request is based on the $105 million in system improvements the company has made since 2012.
The companys last rate increase, in 2013, was based on improvements made up until 2012.
said the company plans to file a general rate case between 30 and 60 days from Tuesday.
The company serves more than 580,000 people, according to its website.
said the company is still working out the dollar amount that will be requested.
This is just a letter of intent, she
The case is still being put together.
The company also spent approximately $12 million on the January 2014 water crisis as of the end of 2014, Jordan
Some of the costs associated with our response to the Freedom Industries spill could be incorporated in the upcoming rate case, but they are not a driver in the rate case, she
said the company has increased its costs on capital investments in recent years.
These capital investments include upgrades to the distribution system, water treatment facilities, storage tanks, pumping stations and technology and are necessary to enhance customer service and maintain water quality, service reliability and fire protection for approximately one-third of the state, she
Capital investments have increased every year from 2009.
Capital investments were $20.3 million in 2009, $22.9 million in 2010, $24 million in 2011, $31.7 million in 2012, $32.1 million in 2013, and $36.6 million in 2014, according to Jordan