Lafayette Municipal Water
The OUCC and City of Lafayette have reached a settlement agreement in the City's water rate case. The agreement is now pending before the IURC.
Under the agreement, the City would receive approval of new water rates for the first time since 2001. It would increase annual water revenues by $3.47 million and allow the City to issue up to $19.8 million in long-term debt. The two-phase increase would eventually raise a residential water bill for 5,000 gallons from $12.13 to $18.03, including fire protection charges.
Only the City's water rates are at issue in this case. State law does not give the IURC jurisdiction over municipal sewer utilities.
To view the IURC case file, including settlement testimony filed by the OUCC and the City, click here and enter Cause Number 45006.
An IURC public field hearing was held in Lafayette on February 7, 2018. The OUCC issued a January 22, 2018 news release to announce the hearing and invite public comments.
This page will be updated based on case developments.