Posted: Jul 12, 2010 8:45 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Source: Associated Press
Two interrelated sewer companies that serve subdivisions in Ascension Parish are seeking rate increases that would as much as double monthly residential bills.
Ascension Wastewater Treatment Utilities Inc. and Wastewater Treatment Utilities Inc. each want to raise monthly sewer rates to a $41 flat fee for residential and commercial users.
The companies also are separately asking the Louisiana Public Service Commission to allow them to consolidate.
Both companies are in Prairieville and owned by Tom Pertuit.
PSC officials say the companies have asked that the increase be considered at the commission's July 28 meeting in Crowley.