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South Bend Municipal Water

In a March 7, 2018 order, the IURC has granted the City of South Bend's requested rate increase for its municipal water utility.

The City requested a 48.8 percent water rate increase, which will be its first since 2006.

In its November 2017 testimony, the OUCC recommended limiting the increase to 42.4 percent.

Only South Bend's water rates were at issue in this case. Municipal sewer utilities are exempt from IURC oversight; their rates are set by elected city and town councils.

The full case file is available by clicking here and entering cause number 44951.

An IURC public field hearing was held in South Bend on October 24, 2017. The OUCC issued an October 10, 2017 news release to invite consumer comments.