For nearly a decade, voices across Indiana have raised warning flags about the need to repair the state’s aging water-utility systems and make plans to meet the growing water demand.
Reservoir cleanup costs spur division in tony Geist
More than 1,400 Geist households want a special taxing district that would raise money to maintain the reservoir. But other residents say the taxes would benefit mostly lakefront property owners, not people who live a few blocks away.Read More
Indianapolis’ next reservoir ‘an insurance policy’ for dry periods
When completed, the 88-acre project, called Citizens Reservoir, will be able to pump up to 30 million gallons a day of captured rainwater into nearby Geist Reservoir.Read More
Water-management software firm 120WaterAudit lands $7M in funding
Zionsville-based 120WaterAudit plans to use the funds to improve its digital water-program-management platform and expand sales and marketing.Read More
Authorities ordered 7 million people—a quarter of the population of the nation’s second-largest state—to boil tap water before drinking it, following record low temperatures that damaged infrastructure and pipes.
Wetlands would still be regulated by the federal government under the Clean Water Act, but that oversight would only apply to about 20% of the remaining wetlands.
Recipients of the federal grants including Beech Grove, Lapel, Thorntown and Edinburgh in the Indianapolis metropolitan area.
Fall Creek, which flows 57 miles from Pendleton to the White River in downtown Indianapolis, was a key part of architect George Kessler’s plans for a park and boulevard program that was revealed in 1909 and built and expanded over the next decades.
A legal tug of war has unfolded over a 2015 rule that gave the Environmental Protection Agency much broader authority over the nation’s waterways. Critics say the Obama rule gave the federal government far too much power; supporters counter that it prevents the loss of vast swaths of wetlands.
The utility, with more than 300,000 customers in central Indiana, announced a settlement agreement Tuesday with consumer groups.
Cleanup options include excavating ponds or capping the ponds and keeping the ash in place. Both methods require steps to be taken to protect the water quality of nearby rivers or lakes.
As part of the acquisition, NineStar Connect agreed to run high-speed fiber to each home and business in the Gem Water Utility territory.
The City-County Council’s public works committee voted unanimously Thursday night to move a proposal forward that would establish a so-called “flood control improvement district” in the Warfleigh neighborhood, plus parts of Broad Ripple and near Butler University.
The utility is seeking a nearly 17 percent rate increase to help pay for more than $542 million of infrastructure investments.
State regulators approved a 30 percent increase from Citizens in 2016. The utility now says it needs to raise rates to continue funding its massive DigIndy tunnel system project.
Citizens Energy gave an update Monday on the the massive, $2 billion project, which involves a network of tunnels hundreds of feet under the city to handle sewage that would otherwise spill into local waterways.
Indiana American Water, which provides water services to 1.3 million people in Indiana, has requested a nearly 17 percent rate increase.
Indiana American Water, which serves about 1.3 million people, estimates it will replace all lead service lines by no later than 2042 and possibly as soon as 2028.
Citizens Energy Group said crews are “conducting rapid inspections of all downtown sewer infrastructure to identify potential issues” after problems below the surface forced closures of two intersections this month.
Attention commuters: Citizens Energy Group announced Thursday afternoon that it had to close another busy downtown intersection because of problems with the underlying sewer system.
Gov. Eric Holcomb is seeking to create a multi-agency working group to develop strategies to manage the state's water resources and infrastructure.
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.
Founded in 2016, 120WaterAudit beat out nine other area firms that had been chosen to compete in the Rise of the Rest pitch competition that rolled into Indianapolis on Thursday.