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Pending Rate Case

UPDATE (4-10-19): The IURC has issued an order approving the settlement agreement in this case.

The OUCC, City of Fort Wayne, City of New Haven, and General Motors, LLC have reached a settlement agreement in Fort Wayne's pending water rate case. The IURC will consider the agreement over the coming weeks.

Under the agreement, water rate increase would be phased in over the next five years. A residential customer within the Fort Wayne city limits who uses 535 cubic feet per month would see his or her monthly water charges rise from $22.78 to $23.90 this year, and to $30.06 by 2023. Water rates for a customer with the same usage outside of the city limits would increase from $26.26 to $27.24 this year, and to $33.06 in 2023.

Only the city's water rates are at issue in this case. Municipal sewer utilities are exempt from IURC oversight. Locally elected city and town councils approve their rates.

The OUCC issued a September 10, 2018 news release to invite public comments. An IURC public field hearing was held in Fort Wayne on September 24, 2018.

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.

Previous Rate Case

The IURC approved new water rates for Fort Wayne in 2012. The increase was phased in over a three-year period.

  • The Commission's 2012 order approved a settlement agreement among all of the rate case's formal parties (the City of Fort Wayne, the OUCC, the City of New Haven, and General Motors).
  • A 2013 order approved rates for the case's 2nd and 3rd phases (2014 and 2015).
  • To view the case file, click here and enter docket number 44162.

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