Agency says water utility overcharges; suggests cut not hike

One state agency thinks customers should pay lower water bills, instead of the rate increase proposed by a utility that serves thousands of local homes and businesses.

The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor, the state agency that represents consumers during proposed utility rate increases, researched the debt, income and expenses of Indiana American Water and determined the company doesn’t need more money and actually is charging too much. The agency representing consumers not only recommended rejecting the water company’s proposed rate increase but also suggested a decrease in the company’s monthly rates of about

5.5 percent.


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