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L.M.H. Utilities, Inc. Rates

LMH Utilities, Inc. is seeking a rate increase in IURC Cause No. 45307-U.

LMH is an investor-owned utility providing sewage disposal service in Dearborn County.

The utility filed its petition on October 16, 2019, requesting a 94 percent increase. In the updated petition it filed on January 17, 2020, the utility reduced its request to 24 percent. LMH further reduced its request to less than 8 percent in rebuttal testimony filed on May 13, 2020.

The OUCC recommended limiting the increase to less than 3 percent, in testimony filed on March 27, 2020:

An IURC public field hearing was held on February 13, 2020. The OUCC issued a news release earlier this year to invite consumer comments.

All publicly filed documents are available online in the IURC case file.

LMH is seeking the rate increase through the state's Small Utility Filing Procedure. The procedure is a streamlined process aimed at reducing rate case expenses. But the standard of review by the OUCC and IURC is the same as in all rate cases.

Current rates for LMH were approved in 2009.

This page will be updated based on case developments.