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Marion Municipal Water

Marion's municipal water utility sought approval of new rates in IURC Cause No. 45838.

The Commission's Aug. 2, 2023 order approved a settlement agreement between the OUCC and the City of Marion. Under the approved settlement, monthly charges for a residential customer using 7.0 CCF (approximately 5,000 gallons per month) will rise as follows:

Current Rates

Phase 1 (Winter 2023)

Phase 2 (Jan. 2025)

Phase 3 (Jan. 2026)

Phase 4 (Jan. 2027)

Phase 5 (Jan. 2028)







Amounts include monthly fire protection charges.

The OUCC and the city  reached a settlement agreement in this case, filed with the IURC on June 9, 2023. The OUCC filed supporting testimony:

A settlement hearing took place on June 23, 2023.

The utility filed its petition and the following testimony on Jan. 10, 2023:

According to its testimony, the utility is seeking the changes due to increased operating and maintenance costs and the need to make infrastructure improvements.

The OUCC issued a Apr. 11, 2022 news release to invite public comments. An IURC public field hearing was held in Marion on Apr. 26, 2023.

All publicly filed documents are available through the IURC's electronic document system.

Municipal sewer utilities are exempt from IURC oversight. Their rates are set by elected city and town councils.