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Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor

Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor

OUCC > Water/Sewer > Key Cases By Utility > East Chicago Municipal Water East Chicago Municipal Water

The City of East Chicago is seeking new rates and charges for its municipal water utility, along with authorization to issue up to $16.54 million in long-term debt.

Under the city's request, the monthly water bill for a residential customer using 5,000 gallons would rise from $12.05 to $18.66.

The OUCC is reviewing East Chicago's request and anticipates filing testimony on November 18, 2016.

  • An IURC public field hearing is scheduled for November 17, local time, at 6:00 p.m. at the East Chicago City Council Office (4525 Indianapolis Boulevard).
  • Written consumer comments are also invited.

Our infographic and Guide to State Utility Regulatory Proceedings describe the steps in the rate case process.

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.