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Idaho Falls water company looks to increase rates. Here’s how to give input on decision.

By: - September 14, 2023 6:00 am
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The water utility company is based out of Bonneville County and serves approximately 6,500 residential and commercial customers. (Getty Images))

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission is holding a customer hearing on Oct. 23 to hear testimony about an application from Falls Water to increase its rates. 

Falls Water, a water utility company based out of Bonneville County, serves approximately 6,500 residential and commercial customers. 

According to the proposal, Falls Water is looking to increase its revenue by 47%, or about $1.1 million. If approved by the commission, the company said the new rates would recover increased operating expenses and costs associated with plant additions. 

Upon taking into consideration the proposal and public input, the utilities commission can accept, deny or modify the utility’s application. 

The details of the hearing are below: 

When: Monday, Oct. 23, 1 p.m. Mountain time.
Where: Idaho Falls Public Library Conference Room, 457 West Broadway, Idaho Falls

Only those attending the hearing in person can submit testimony. Those interested in listening to the hearing can call 1-415-655-0001, and enter meeting number 2634 378 1777 when prompted. 

Written comments on the utility’s application are being accepted until Oct. 12. Comments are required to be filed through the commission’s website or by email unless computer access is not available. 

To comment using the commission’s website, please visit and click on the “Case Comment Form” on the upper left side of the page. Use case number FLS-W-23-01 when filling out the form. If submitting comments using email, comments must be sent to the commission and Falls Water at [email protected].

If computer access is not available, comments should be mailed to the commission secretary and the utility at:

Idaho Public Utilities Commission
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0004

Street address for express mail:

11331 W. Chinden Blvd.
Building 8, Suite 201-A
Boise, ID 83714


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Mia Maldonado
Mia Maldonado

Mia Maldonado joined the Idaho Capital Sun after working as a breaking news reporter at the Idaho Statesman covering stories related to crime, education, growth and politics. She previously interned at the Idaho Capital Sun through the Voces Internship of Idaho, an equity-driven program for young Latinos to work in Idaho news. Born and raised in Coeur d'Alene, Mia moved to the Treasure Valley for college where she graduated from the College of Idaho with a bachelor's degree in Spanish and international political economy.