East Chicago Municipal Water
Under the order, the monthly water bill for a residential customer using 5,000 gallons rose from $12.05 to $18.66. The city was also 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.
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.