California Water & Telephone Company

51 Cal. 2d 478 (1959), 334 P.2d 887

The Court reversed a Commission order directing petitioner to extend water service to a tract of land adjacent to its then present service area.  The Court concluded that while the Commission could direct a public utility to render service within its dedicated service area under terms and conditions at variance with any existing contract, the Commission could not compel the utility to execute a contract to provide service outside of that service area.  (Note that in Greyhound, Para. 71, supra the Court concluded that Greyhound had dedicated its service to the area and could be ordered to provide a different form of service than that contemplated by the carrier.)

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