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East Chicago Municipal Water

East Chicago's municipal water utility is seeking approval of new rates in IURC Cause No. 45827.

The OUCC, the city, and industrial customers have reached a settlement agreement, which is now pending. The OUCC filed settlement testimony on May 3, 2023. The agreement is attached to the city's settlement testimony, starting on PDF page 13.

Any agreement before the IURC may be approved if the Commission finds it to be in the public interest.

The case's evidentiary hearing has been continued to July 24, 2023.

All publicly filed documents are available through the IURC's electronic document system, including the petition and testimony the city filed on Dec. 12, 2022:

The OUCC issued a Feb. 15, 2023 news release to invite comments.

Our infographic outlines the steps in a rate case.

The utility's current rates were approved in 2017.

This page will be updated based on future developments.