CHARLESTON, WV ( LOOTPRESS) – The Public Service Commission will conduct an evidentiary hearing in the case involving the Gauley River Public Service (Gauley River) District on June 1, 2023, and will begin at 10:00 a.m. The hearing will be held at Gauley Bridge Town Hall, 1 Walnut and Jackson Street in Gauley Bridge,.
The Public Service Commission will conduct this evidentiary hearing to determine whether Gauley River is a distressed or failing utility, pursuant to W. Va. Code § 24-2H-6(a). This matter stems from the general investigation into the interruptions of water service to the Mount Olive Correctional Complex. Parties to the general investigation are Gauley River, Kanawha Falls Public Service District, West Virginia American Water Company, the City of Summersville and the Consumer Advocate Division.
“It is a matter of basic human necessity and public safety that the Mount Olive Correctional Complex receive adequate and reliable water service,” said PSC Chairman Charlotte Lane. “The Commission’s goal is to determine the most appropriate solution for everyone concerned.”
More information, including the full procedural schedule and documents filed in this case, can be found on the Commission website: www.psc.state.wv.us by referencing Case No. 22-0456-PWD-DU.