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Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor

OUCC > Water/Sewer > Key Cases By Utility > Bloomington Municipal Water Rates Bloomington Municipal Water Rates

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The IURC issued a final order in the Bloomington municipal water rate case on March 29, 2017.

In the order, the Commission approved a settlement agreement among the utility, the OUCC, and Washington Township Water Authority.

The order changes Bloomington's base water rates for the first time since 2011. A monthly water bill for a residential customer inside the city limits who uses 5,000 gallons will rise from $22.09 to $26.54 (as compared to $26.93 under the utility's initial request). The order will also allow the water utility to issue up to $4.6 million in long-term debt.

To review the IURC case file, including testimony supporting the agreement, click here and enter cause number 44855.

The OUCC issued a November 18, 2016 news release to invite consumer comments. An IURC public field hearing was held on November 29, 2016 in Bloomington.

Only the city's water rates were at issue in this case. Municipal sewer utilities are exempt from IURC oversight. Their rates are set by elected city and town councils.

3-30-17