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Aqua America , Inc.
762 W. Lancaster Ave
Aqua America is one of the largest U.S.-based, publicly-traded water utilities and serves almost 3 million residents in Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina, Illinois, Texas, New Jersey, Indiana, New York, Florida, Virginia, and Georgia. Aqua America is lis...
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Mr. Terry Rakocy
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Mr. Terry Rakocy
P. O. Box 2480
Lady Lake, FL 32158-2480
FAX: (352) 674-2862
Chief Operating Officer Terry ...
Chief Operating Officer Terry Rakocy said the company isn't asking the court for the entire amount.
"We're not appealing the entire order," Rakocy said.
said Aqua wants the appeals court to overturn the commission's finding that the utility's level of service is marginal, rather than the higher rating of "satisfactory.
Aqua's penalty for having marginal service was that its profit margin was reduced from the typical 10 percent to 9.26 percent.
said the commission failed to cite a specific case where Aqua violated state laws or environmental regulations to justify the marginal rating.
"It's cheaper going with the in-house people than hiring outside firms," Rakocy
The final PSC order didn't address whether Aqua Utilities Florida could continue to use its parent company for those professional services, but it reduced the amount of "affiliate charges" by nearly $300,000 a year.
"We're trying to get clarification," Rakocy
worried about the precedent the order would set, since Aqua America owns utilities in seven other states.
said if Aqua wins the appeal, the case would go back to the PSC and the legal costs would again be passed on to the customers.
"If we spend the money to pursue this case and win it, we will be looking for recovery of those costs," he
Terry Rakocy, the company's ...
Terry Rakocy, the company's chief operating officer, said Friday that the unfavorable service rating the Florida Public Service Commission gave Aqua had no legal basis.
"For the PSC to make such an unfavorable determination, they have to cite a specific violation of either a PSC statute or Department of Environmental Protection regulation that we failed to meet.
The commission failed to list any such citation," Rakocy
The PSC did not accept the studies the company provided, Rakocy
At this point the appeal has no impact on customers' rates, and it's not known what the impact might be if the appeal is successful, Rakocy
"What we want is to be treated fairly according to the laws of the state of Florida," Rakocy
Ceremony participants included Mayor ...
Ceremony participants included Mayor Sandra Girard, County Board Chairman and Limestone Township Supervisor Mike Bossert, President of Limestone Township Fire Protection District Lyle Coffman, Aqua Illinois President Terry Rakocy, Aqua Illinois Vice President and Regional Manager Craig Blanchette, and Aqua Illinois local staff.