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NEWS RELEASE


06/30/2008 Contact: 850-413-6482

Customer Service Hearings Set for Aqua Utilities in Gainesville and Palatka


TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) will conduct two customer service hearings on Wednesday, July 2, 2008, for customers of Aqua Utilities Florida, Inc. (Aqua). Aqua is a water and wastewater utility providing service to 82 systems in Alachua, Brevard, DeSoto, Highlands, Lake, Lee, Marion, Orange, Palm Beach, Pasco, Polk, Putnam, Seminole, Sumter, Volusia, and Washington counties and has applied for an increase in rates.

The service hearings allow customers to comment on the proposed rates and any quality-of-service issues relevant to the utility. Customers are invited to attend the hearings at the following times and locations:

Wednesday, July 2, 2008
10:00 a.m.

Alachua County Board of Commissioners
Board Room (2nd Floor)
12 SE 1st Street
Gainesville, Florida

6:00 p.m.
St. Johns River Water Management District
Governing Board Room
4049 Reid Street
Palatka, Florida

The PSC is committed to making sure that Florida's consumers receive their electric, natural gas, telephone, water, and wastewater services in a safe, affordable, and reliable manner. The PSC exercises regulatory authority over utilities in the areas of rate base/economic regulation; competitive market oversight; and monitoring of safety, reliability, and service.

For additional information, visit www.floridapsc.com.



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