Public Utilities and Carriers

Regulatory Powers of Administration

SECTION 39-3-12.1

§ 39-3-12.1. Information required of water utility.

(a) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter, no water company, supplier, or water utility regulated by the commission shall be allowed to file its rate schedules or notice of changes in rates unless it shall also file a statement containing the following information:

(1) The status of its physical plant, including the volume of its water supply and the source of the supply.

(2) The maintenance policy of the utility, to include the date distribution pipes were last installed, and the length of pipe installed for at least a ten (10) year duration.

(3) The name and cost of each chemical introduced into the water supply during the most recent six (6) month period, including the amount used, and the purpose for the use.

(4) The policy of the utility toward future expansion and renovation of the physical plant, including the amount of funds expended within the preceding year and expected to be expended within the next year for expansion, renovation, equipment purchase, and/or research and development.

(b) Copies of the statements will be filed with the city and town councils of those cities and towns serviced by the utility.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1977, ch. 251, § 1.)