Evansville Municipal Water Rates

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Pending Rate Case

The City of Evansville is seeking a water rate increase and financing authority in a recently filed case.

To review the case file, click here and enter cause number 45073. Evansville filed its petition and testimony (Baldessari and Keepes) on March 29, 2018.

The OUCC is reviewing the city's request and expects to file testimony on July 20, 2018. Written consumer comments are invited.

For more information on the rate case process, please see our infographic and our Speaking Out on Pending Cases fact sheet.

This page will be updated based on case developments.

Municipal sewer utilities are exempt from IURC oversight. Locally elected city and town councils approve their rates.

Most Recent Rate Case

On October 5, 2016, the IURC approved a settlement agreement between the City of Evansville and the OUCC.

New residential rates were implemented in two phases, with the second phase taking effect on January 1, 2018. Monthly water charges for an in-city residential customer using 5,000 gallons per month were scheduled to rise from $22.01 to $32.31. The City's original request would have raised that amount to $32.81. Testimony the OUCC filed on July 13, 2016 recommended limiting that amount to $31.34.These amounts include monthly fire protection surcharges.

An IURC public field hearing was held in Evansville on May 25, 2016 with written consumer comments also invited. For more information, please see the OUCC's May 11, 2016 news release or the fact sheet distributed at the hearing.

To view the case file, including testimony supporting the settlement agreement, click here and enter cause number 44760.