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SHELDON R. ROVIN v. PENNSYLVANIA PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION (01/07/86)

decided: January 7, 1986.

SHELDON R. ROVIN, D.D.S., PETITIONER
v.
PENNSYLVANIA PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION, RESPONDENT



Appeal from the Order of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission in case of Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission v. Philadelphia Suburban Water Company, No. R-842592.

COUNSEL

Thomas A. Beckley, with him, Jeffrey W. Davis, Of Counsel: Beckley & Madden, for petitioner.

John A. Levin, Assistant Counsel, with him, Michael Bardee, Assistant Counsel, Albert W. Johnson, Deputy Chief Counsel, and Charles F. Hoffman, Chief Counsel, for respondent.

Thomas P. Gadsden, with him, Alan L. Reed, Of Counsel: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, for intervenor, Philadelphia Suburban Water Company.

Judges MacPhail and Doyle, and Senior Judge Barbieri, sitting as a panel of three. Opinion by Judge MacPhail.

Author: Macphail

[ 94 Pa. Commw. Page 72]

Sheldon R. Rovin, D.D.S. (Petitioner) seeks review of an order of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) dismissing his complaint that the Philadelphia Suburban Water Company (PSWC) failed to provide him with adequate, safe and reasonable water service in violation of Section 1501 of the Public Utility Code (Code), 66 Pa. C.S. ยง 1501. We affirm.*fn1

Section 1501 of the Code provides in full:

Every public utility shall furnish and maintain adequate, efficient, safe, and reasonable service and facilities, and shall make all such repairs,

[ 94 Pa. Commw. Page 73]

    changes, alterations, substitutions, extensions, and improvements in or to such service and facilities as shall be necessary or proper for the accommodation, convenience, and safety of its patrons, employees, and the public. Such service also shall be reasonably continuous and without unreasonable interruptions or delay. Such service and facilities shall be in conformity with the regulations and orders of the commission.

Subject to the provisions of this part and the regulations or orders of the commission, every public utility may have reasonable rules and regulations governing the conditions under which it shall be required to render service. Any public utility service being furnished or rendered by a municipal corporation beyond its corporate limits shall be subject to regulation and control by the commission as to service and extensions, with the same force and in like manner as if such service were rendered by a public utility. The commission shall have ...


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