The MS Public Utilities Staff investigates all sewer filings before the Public Service Commission and
makes recommendations thereon. Filings reviewed include applications for construction of facilities, applications to
serve customers, and notices to revise the rates and charges authorized by the Commission. The Staff presents
testimony in selected cases at hearings before the Commission.
A variety of activities are performed to insure that utilities comply with all applicable laws and rules. These include auditing sewer companies, making cost studies of construction projects, monitoring construction of new facilities, reviewing operation and maintenance procedures, and examining customer service practices of sewer utilities. Construction of new electric generators, transmission systems and substations are also monitored. To aid utilities in compliance, the Staff reviews accounting, engineering, and operational matters. Technical assistance is also given to Commission staff in their enforcement of rules.