Utility requests rate increase

A water company serving northern and central Johnson County is asking to increase its rates for the second time in less than three years, and if approved residents will be paying an extra $2 per month by next year.

Indiana American Water is requesting a rate increase that would raise monthly bills by about 7 percent to help pay for upgrades and replacements to water lines, equipment and treatment plants that will lower maintenance costs and make equipment less likely to break down.

The utility serves about 27,000 customers in Greenwood, Franklin and New Whiteland and parts of White River, Franklin and Needham townships. Whiteland also buys water from Indiana American Water and resells it to residents.

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