Rutledge’s Statement on the Public Service Commission’s Investigation into Liberty Utilities Winter Weather Response
February 23, 2021
‘My office has opened an investigation into the preparation and actions by Liberty Utilities’
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge issued a statement today following the Arkansas Public Service Commission’s announcement of an investigation into Liberty Utilities for its response to the winter weather damage to the community water supply of Pine Bluff.
“My office has opened an investigation into the preparation and actions by Liberty Utilities which ultimately resulted in a catastrophic failure to protect its customers in Pine Bluff, and to determine whether the company should have done more to protect Jefferson Regional Medical Center, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, residents and essential businesses,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “I applaud the Public Service Commission’s decision to also open an investigation into the failure by Liberty Utilities to restore water service to Pine Bluff residents in a reasonable and timely manner.”