Citizens Energy Group said crews have been working 24 hours a day at the intersection of Ohio and Pennsylvania streets to repair a century-old sewer line that collapsed 15 feet beneath the surface.
The project will close the two streets just north of Fall Creek Parkway, as part of Citizens Energy’s $2 billion project to improve waterways.
Transforming the site to a criminal justice complex would take years of contaminant cleanup, officials said Tuesday, but construction could overlap with that work.
A five-year-old Indianapolis company that supplies liquefied natural gas to trucking companies, manufacturers and other customers is now under new ownership.
The plant closed in 2007, taking 300 jobs. It opened in 1909 and at one point produced all the gas used for heating Marion County.
The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor is accepting written requests and comments on the gas rate increase until Sept. 21 and wastewater rate increase comments until Nov. 10.
Citizens Energy Group on Friday filed a request with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to reduce rates for its downtown steam-distribution system by 6 percent. The request comes two years after Citizens won approval to raise rates by 10 percent.
The utility’s ad campaign comes as state regulators are considering Citizens’ request to raise water and sewer rates by double-digit percentages on about 400,000 customers.
Heating bills should drop this winter for most U.S. households thanks to a combination of lower energy prices and warmer weather.
With only moderate fanfare, contractors recently finished boring the first, roughly nine-mile leg of the DigIndy project, the largest public works project in the state.
A study by Google and an environmental group found Boston and Staten Island averaged one leak per each mile mapped. In Indianapolis, where utility workers have replaced old pipes, there was only one for every 200 miles mapped.
Citizens Energy Group has won state approval to raise water rates for Indianapolis customers, but not before being taken to task for excessive executive compensation.
The typical heating bill last January was $146.30, according to the utility. Next month, assuming normal temperatures, the bill will rise to $156.80.
The 2013 loss was far greater than the $11.8 million in red ink Citizens reported in fiscal 2012. Meanwhile, CEO Carey Lykins’ annual compensation dropped $1 million, to $1.9 million.