An administrative law judge deemed the Liberty Utilities application incomplete on Tuesday and has ordered the company to amend its application.
On October 3, the Texas Public Utility Commission’s staff recommended Liberty Utilities’ rate/tariff change was insufficient in nine areas, and the company should have until October 17 to amend the application.
The PUC will make a recommendation by October 24 on if the application is complete. A procedural schedule will be proposed if appropriate.
The Arizona-based company announced last week, they will suspend the pending rate increase until further notice. This occurred after more than 1,000 customers in and around Tyler protested the hike.
Liberty Utilities customers outside of Tyler currently pay between $54 and $67, but that would have gone up to $76 and $96 per month by March 2017. Customers inside city limits pay about $28 a month and would see the same increase to around $96.