Rutledge Asks APSC to Review Liberty Utilities
April 4, 2019
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced she is asking the Arkansas Public Service Commission (APSC) to review the actions of Liberty Utilities and the water and wastewater utility systems it operates in Jefferson County. Liberty Utilities has been operating as an unregulated water and wastewater utility service in White Hall without the oversight of the APSC.
“All Arkansas public utility rates are subject to review by the Public Service Commission to ensure customers are not being unduly burdened,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “Liberty Utilities must be subjected to appropriate oversight of the Public Service Commission which plays an important role in protecting customers from unjust utility rates. I am asking the APSC to act swiftly to safeguard the citizens of White Hall and all Liberty Utilities customers in Arkansas.”
Liberty Utilities has been operating in Pine Bluff as a water utility service provider under the oversight of the APSC, but operating in neighboring White Hall as an unregulated water and wastewater provider.
Shortly after the filing was made, the Commission issued a summons to Liberty Utilities requiring a response within 20 days.