DR 97-243
                        INDIAN MOUND WATER COMPANY
              Order Suspending Proposed Tariff Revisions and
                     Scheduling Prehearing Conference 
                         O R D E R   N O.  22,837
                             January 19, 1998
          On December 18, 1997, Indian Mound Water Company
(Indian Mound) filed with the Commission a petition seeking a
     143% or approximately $15,294 increase in annual revenue.
          The filing raises, inter alia, issues regarding plant
     additions, operation and maintenance costs, and rate of return. 
     A thorough investigation is necessary prior to rendering a
     decision on the proposed rate increase.
          Based upon the foregoing, it is hereby
               ORDERED, that the proposed increase in Indian Mound's
     NHPUC tariff No. 1 Water be and hereby is suspended; and it is   FURTHER ORDERED, that a Prehearing Conference, pursuant
     to N.H. Admin. Rules, Puc 203.05, be held before the Commission
     located at 8 Old Suncook Road, Concord, New Hampshire on 
     February 17, 1998 at 2:00 p.m., at which any one or more of the
     issues set forth in N.H. Admin. Rules, Puc 203.05(c) shall be
     considered; and it is
          FURTHER ORDERED, the prehearing conference shall be
     tape recorded unless a party, at least 5 days in advance of the
     prehearing conference, requests a transcript, in which case the
     Commission shall order a stenographic record, pursuant to N.H.
     Admin. Rules, Puc 203.05(d); and it is
          FURTHER ORDERED, that pursuant to N.H. Admin. Rules,
     Puc 203.01, Indian Mound notify all persons desiring to be heard
     at this hearing by mailing a copy of this Order of Notice to all
     Indian Mound customers post marked no later than January 30,
     1998.  Proof of mailing shall be filed with the Commission no
     later than February 17, 1998; and it is
          FURTHER ORDERED, that pursuant to N.H. Admin. Rules,
     Puc 203.02, any party seeking to intervene in the proceeding
     shall submit to the Commission an original and eight copies of a
     Petition to Intervene with copies sent to Indian Mound and the
     Office of the Consumer Advocate on or before February 11, 1998,
     such Petition stating the facts demonstrating how its rights,
     duties, privileges, immunities or other substantial interests may
     be affected by the proceeding, as required by N.H. Admin. Rules,
     Puc 203.02 and RSA 541-A:32,I(b); and it is
          FURTHER ORDERED, that any party objecting to a Petition
     to Intervene make said Objection on or before February 17, 1998.
                    By order of the Public Utilities Commission of New
     Hampshire this nineteenth day of January, 1998.
     Douglas L. Patch      Bruce B. Ellsworth     Susan S. Geiger
          Chairman              Commissioner          Commissioner
     Attested by:
     Thomas B. Getz
     Executive Director and Secretary