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News Release
Commission to Host Open House for Agate Water Company Customers

April 25, 2005 (2005-011)
Contacts:  Lee Beyer, Chairman, 503 378-6611; John Savage, Commissioner, 503 378-6611; Ray Baum, Commissioner, 503 378-6611; Bob Valdez, Public Information Officer, 503 378-8962
Salem, Or. – Customers of Agate Water Company are invited to an Open House to find out more and comment on a proposed rate hike.
In March of 2005, the company filed a general rate case request with the Commission seeking a nearly 78 percent rate increase. The proposal would increase rates for the average customer from between $16.91 to $19.93 per month.
The Open House will be held Thursday, April 28, 2005 at the Bend Senior High School. Customers can arrive anytime between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
The Open House meetings are informal; attendees can come and go as they please, take information, ask questions, and make comments for the record. Members of the Public Utility Commission will be available to answer individual questions from the public at this time.
Agate Water Company is located on the outskirts of Bend and provides water service to 1,071 customers.
Bend Senior High School
(Commons area)
230 NE 6th Street
Bend, Oregon 97701