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Well Failure Costs Could Fall On Customers

Teton Springs Water and Sewer Company is asking the Idaho Public Utilities Commission for authority to issue an assessment to its customers to pay for capital repairs made to two domestic wells that failed in July and August of last year.

The company, which serves about 280 customers within the Teton Springs Golf and Casting Club Planned Unit Development in eastern Idaho, seeks to recover nearly $26,500 in expenses related to the well failures, according to a news release.

Teton Springs proposes an assessment of about $85 per multi-family and residential customer and higher assessments for a small number of commercial customers. In a previous rate case, the commission allowed Teton Springs to establish an emergency reserve fund for large-scale capital repairs and replacement projects that fall outside the scope of regular operations and maintenance.

Commission staff is expected to submit its own proposal by Jan. 18 and will take comments from customers through Jan. 17.

Comments are accepted via email by accessing the commission’s homepage at and clicking on “Comments & Questions About a Case.” Fill in the case number (TTS-W-11-01) and enter comments. Comments can also be mailed to P.O. Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720-0074 or faxed to (208) 334-3762.

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