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The City of Alton has filed an application with the Public Utility Commission of Texas to amend its Certificate of Convenience and Necessity (CCN) No. 20809 for the provision of retail sewer utility service in Hidalgo County.
The requested area overlaps the district boundaries of the Rio Grande Regional Water Authority. If Rio Grande Regional Water Authority does not request a public hearing, the Commission shall determine that the district is consenting to the Rio Grande Regional Water Authority’s request to provide retail sewer utility service in the requested area.
The requested area is located approximately 1 mile northwest of downtown Alton, Texas, and is generally bounded on the north by West Mile 7 Road; on the east by State Highway 107; on the south by West Mile 6 Road; and on the west by La Homa Road. The total requested area includes approximately 1,434 total acres and 76 current customers.
A copy of the map showing the requested area is available at: 509 S. Alton Blvd., Alton, TX 78573.
Persons who wish to intervene in the proceeding or comment upon action sought should contact the Public Utility Commission, P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, or call the Public Utility Commission at (512) 936-7120 or (888) 782-8477. Hearing- and speech- impaired individuals with text telephones (TTY) may contact the commission at (512) 936-7136. The deadline for intervention in the proceeding is (30) days from the mailing or publication of notice, whichever occurs later, unless otherwise provided by the presiding officer). You must send a letter requesting intervention to the commission which is received by that date. The letter must include the person’s name, address, email address and fax number if applicable.
If a valid public hearing is requested, the Commission will forward the application to the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) for a hearing. If no settlement is reached and an evidentiary hearing is held, SOAH will submit a recommendation to the Commission for a final decision. An evidentiary hearing is a legal proceeding similar to a civil trial in state district court.
A landowner with a tract of land at least 25 acres or more, that is partially or wholly located within the requested area, may file a written request with the Commission to be excluded from the requested area (“opt out”) with in (30) days from the date that notice was provided by the Utility. All opt out requests must include a large- scale map, a metes and bounds description of the landowner’s tract of land, landowner’s name, address, email address and fax number, if applicable.
Persons who wish to request this option should file the required documents with the:
Public Utility Commission of Texas
Central Records
1701 N. Congress, P.O. Box 13326
Austin, TX 78711-3326
In addition, the landowner must also send a copy of the opt out request to the Utility. Staff may request addition information regarding your request.
Si desea información en español, puede llamar al 1-888-782-8477.
Updated: April 13, 2020
Notice for Publication
Docket No. 50563

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