East Chicago Municipal Water
Under the order, the monthly water bill for a residential customer using 5,000 gallons will rise from $12.05 to $18.66. The city will also be authorized to issue up to $18 million in long-term debt.
The OUCC filed the following testimony in support of the agreement:
An IURC public field hearing was held in East Chicago on November 17, 2016. The OUCC issued a November 4, 2016 news release to invite public comments.
To view the IURC's public case file, click here and enter cause number 44826.
The IURC approved East Chicago's previous water rates in 2006. Municipal sewer rates are exempt from IURC oversight and are set by locally elected city and town councils.