DR 97-243
                        INDIAN MOUND WATER COMPANY
                    Order Adopting Procedural Schedule
                        O R D E R  N O.   22,874  
                              March 18, 1998
          Appearances: Mary Ellen Goggin, Esq. for Indian Mound
Water Company; James L. Lenihan for the Staff of the Public
Utilities Commission.
          On December 18, 1997, Indian Mound Water Company
(Indian Mound) filed with the New Hampshire Public Utilities
Commission (Commission) a proposed tariff seeking an increase in
     annual revenue of approximately $15,294, which represents an
     increase of 143% over current rates.
          On January 19, 1998, the Commission issued Order No.
     22,837 which suspended the proposed tariff, scheduled a
     prehearing conference for February 17, 1998, and established
     deadlines for intervention and for objections thereto.  
          At the prehearing conference, Indian Mound and Staff
     were given the opportunity to make preliminary statements of
     position.  Staff indicated that a thorough investigation was
     necessary prior to the Commission rendering a decision on the
     proposed rate increase and that Staff would investigate issues
     regarding plant additions, operation and maintenance costs, rate
     of return, metering and management contracts.
          At the prehearing conference, moreover, Indian Mound
     and Staff agreed to the following procedural schedule:
          First Set of Data Requests                March 3, 1998
             By Staff
          Company Data Responses                   March 12, 1998
          Second Set of Data Requests by Staff     March 19, 1998
          Company Data Responses                   March 26, 1998
          Testimony by Staff                       April 16, 1998
          Settlement Conference at 10:00 A.M.      April 24, 1998
          Settlement Agreement to Commission,         May 1, 1998
               if any
          Hearing at 1:30 P.M.                       May 19, 1998
     We find the proposed procedural schedule as delineated above to 
     be reasonable and we will order it for the duration of the case.
          Based upon the foregoing, it is hereby
               ORDERED, that the proposed procedural schedule
     delineated above is approved.
          By order of the Public Utilities Commission of New
     Hampshire this eighteenth day of March, 1998.
     Douglas L. Patch      Bruce B. Ellsworth     Susan S. Geiger
          Chairman              Commissioner          Commissioner
     Attested by:
     Thomas B. Getz
     Executive Director and Secretary