San Jose Water Company
2013 General Rate Case (GRC)



On January 3, 2012, the San Jose Water Company (SJWC) filed an Application to increase rates for water service by:

• 21.51% in 2013
• 4.87% in 2014
• 12.59% in 2015


DRA’s Policy Position

ORA was previously known as DRA - the Division of Ratepayer Advocates.


DRA served testimony on April 30, 2012 in response to San Jose Water Company’s rate increase proposal recommending a rate increases of no more than:

  • 0.05% in 2013 
  • 3.73% in 2014  
  • 5.65% in 2015

DRA also recommended:

  • A $90 million reduction to the capital and expense budgets request. 
  • Continuation of existing price adjustment mechanism which removes the effect of tiered rates on the revenue that SJWC can recover without guaranteeing recovery of all forecasted water sales. 
  • Avoid unnecessary proliferation of memorandum accounts, which allow SJWC to record expenses for later review and recovery in customer rates.

See DRA's August 7, 2012 Reply Brief.
See DRA's July 20, 2012 Opening Brief.


Proceeding Record

See the Proceeding docket.