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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 $16.5 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. Written consumer comments are invited.

To view the IURC's public case file, click here and enter docket 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.