Applications by waterworks companies and/or sewage disposal system companies for authority to abandon, cancel or substitute all or any portion of their service shall comply with the requirements set forth in paragraphs (B) and (C) of rule 4901:1-15-05 of the Administrative Code, and shall fulfill all the following requirements:
(B) The application shall contain a complete description of the nature of any operations proposed to be abandoned, cancelled or substituted and the portion or portions of the service area to be abandoned, cancelled, or substituted and shall set forth the reasons for the abandonment, cancellation, or substitution.
(C) The application shall be accompanied by an affidavit attesting to and adopting all filings submitted with the application. The affiant shall not be the applicant's attorney, but may be any other person qualified to sign the application pursuant to paragraph (C) of rule 4901:1-15-04 of the Administrative Code.
(D) A copy of the application shall be served by the applicant upon the Ohio environmental protection agency at Columbus, Ohio, and this service shall be indicated on the copies of the application filed with the commission.