The average bill for Citizens residential customers in the nine-county metropolitan area would increase from about $30 a month to $35, the utility said.
A hazardous waste site in Indianapolis could be added to the federal Superfund program's priority list that speeds along investigations of contamination sources and eventual cleanups.
A small utility cooperative’s plan aims to help spur development in unserved areas between Greenfield and Fortville.
The average bill for Citizens Energy’s residential customers in the Indy metro area would jump from about $30 per month to $35.
The Indiana Office of the Utility Consumer Counselor is asking state regulators to approve just about half the rate increase Citizens Energy Group wants to charge water customers.
Much of the infrastructure that transports water from municipal drinking water plants in Indiana to homes and businesses is old and worn, and the state faces significant costs to complete needed upgrades, repairs and expansions.
The Alliance of Indiana Rural Water recently named Connersville as having the best-tasting water in Indiana. The city’s economic development agency is looking into bottling that award-winning water.
The utility, which provides water to about 400,000 homes and businesses in the eight-county Indianapolis area, said average residential bills would rise from $30 per month to $36 if it receives approval for the 20-percent hike.
Opponents of a proposed reservoir stretching from Anderson to Muncie are urging an economic development group to abandon its push for the $450 million project.
Plans to create Indiana's first new reservoir in more than four decades are fatally flawed because there would be no buyer for its water for 35 years, the former director of engineering for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources says.
Duke Energy said Friday that it has already negotiated a plea agreement under which it will admit guilt and pay $102 million in fines, restitution and community service.
The state-funded study looked at the cost and environmental impact of the proposed 2,100-acre Mounds Lake reservoir, which would be formed by putting an earthen dam on the White River in Anderson, with an estimated cost of $440 million.
Indiana American Water customers will see an increase in rates next year under an agreement the company reached with consumer advocates. But the hike won’t be as high as the company requested.
After decades of declining population and shifting economic fortunes, the city of Hammond in northwest Indiana is betting that water from Lake Michigan will refresh its finances.