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New Jersey Water Companies to Implement DSIC
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) recently authorized three major water companies – and NAWC members – to implement a distribution system improvement charge (DSIC) within each of their systems. This is a major and positive step in a careful process in New Jersey to identify both system and customer benefits of implementing this mechanism. Earlier this year, the BPU amended its rules to permit the use of the DSIC, but directed the utilities to make “foundational filings,” which set forth a number of DSIC-eligible projects during a prospective 36-month construction, assessment and review period. According to the BPU, an average residential customer with a 5/8″ meter will be subject to a maximum monthly DSIC surcharge ranging from $1.77 (United Water) to $2.97 (New Jersey American).
For more on DSIC, visit the NAWC regulatory page.