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The OUCC and City of East Chicago have reached an agreement in principle in the city's pending water rate case. The parties anticipate filing a formal settlement agreement with supporting testimony in the near future.
Under the request in the city's initial testimony, the monthly water bill for a residential customer using 5,000 gallons would rise from $12.05 to $18.66. The city is also seeking authorization to issue up to $16.54 million in long-term debt.
An IURC public field hearing was held in East Chicago on November 17, 2016. The OUCC issued a November 4 news release to invite public comments.
To view the IURC's public case file, click here and enter cause number 44826. The utility's key filings include:
The IURC approved East Chicago's current water rates in 2006. Municipal sewer rates are exempt from IURC oversight and are set by locally elected city and town councils.
This page will be updated based on case developments.