The North Carolina Supreme Court last week upheld the North Carolina Utilities Commission's (NCUC) use of a water and wastewater system improvement charge (WSIC) that enables utilities to accelerate distribution and treatment improvements for customers.
According to a media release, the state enacted the law that created the surcharge in 2013.
"The court's decision is great news for customers of regulated water and wastewater utilities throughout North Carolina," said Aqua America President and CEO Christopher Franklin. "The ruling enables Aqua and other water companies to continue to accelerate much- needed capital spending to improve quality and service for our customers, and the state provides rigorous oversight and approvals for every project."
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