Regulatory Commission of Alaska: Notice of Utility Tariff Filing (AWWU)

Notice of Utility Tariff Filing

The REGULATORY COMMISSION OF ALASKA (Commission) gives notice that Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility (AWWU) on behalf of Anchorage Water Utility (AWU) filed TA170-122, requesting approval of new permanent rates for AWU that implement the results of a Cost of Service and Rate Design Study using a 2019 test year.

AWU is proposing to expand current metered and unmetered residential customer classes to two separate rate classes for the volume charge. In addition, AWU is proposing to add a new rate for fire protection for residential and commercial metered and unmetered customers, and bulk water sales to public utilities and vessels at the Port of Anchorage. AWU is also proposing to change the volume rate for bulk water sales customers to be the same as commercial metered customers. A selection of the current interim and refundable rates and proposed permanent rates are shown below.

Water Rate Groups

Current Rate

Proposed Rates

Customer Charge (All Customer Classes)



Unmetered Residential (Per Dwelling Unit)



Metered Commercial (Per 1,000 Gallons)



Metered Multi-Family (Per 1,000 Gallons)



Unmetered Commercial (1” Meter)



Special Customers (1” Meter)



Bulk Water (Per 1,000 Gallons)



Bulk Water (1” Meter)



Fire Protection Charge - Residential



Fire Protection Charge – Multi-Family



Fire Protection Charge - Commercial



AWU indicated test year 2020 operations and consumption patterns were not representative of the normal operations and consumption patterns. AWU has requested a waiver to use 2019 data instead. AWWU requests that the cost of service study and rate design study filing be suspended and consolidated with AWWU’s 2019 revenue requirement study pending before the Commission in Docket U-21-020.

This notice does not contain all requested revisions and the Commission may approve a rate or classification which varies from that proposed. You may obtain more information about this filing by contacting Heather Rafalko, Regulatory Affairs Manager for AWWU at 3000 Arctic Boulevard, Anchorage, Alaska 99503-3898; Phone: (907) 786-5675. The complete filing is also available for inspection at the Commission’s office at 701 West Eighth Avenue, Suite 300, Anchorage, AK 99501; phone: (907) 276-6222, or may be viewed online via at the Commission’s website at by typing “TA170-122” in the Find a Matter search box. 

To comment on this filing, please file your comments by 5:00 p.m., April 16, 2021, at the Commission address given above or via our website at:

Please reference TA170-122 and include a statement that you have filed a copy of the comments with AWWU at its address given above or at Individuals or groups of people with disabilities, who require special accommodations, auxiliary aids or service, or alternative communication formats, please contact Valerie Fletcher-Mitchell at (907) 276-6222, toll-free at 1-800-390-2782, or TTY/Alaska Relay: 7-1-1 or 1-800-770-8973, or send a request via electronic mail to by April 9, 2021. 

DATED at Anchorage, Alaska, this 22nd day of March, 2021.



Julie C. Vogler

Finance Section Manager

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Department: Commerce, Community and Economic Development
Category: Public Notices
Sub-Category: Pipeline/Utilities
Location(s): Statewide
Project/Regulation #:
Publish Date: 3/22/2021
Archive Date: 4/17/2021
  • Public Comment Deadline
    4/16/2021 5:00pm