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Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor

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New base rates for Indiana Water Service, Inc. (IWSI) - which serves customers in Merrillville - were approved on November 7, 2012.

In Cause No. 44097, the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) approved an increase of approximately $204,000 in the utility's annual revenues. IWSI and the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC) agreed to this amount in a settlement filed on June 14, 2012.

By comparison, IWSI had originally requested an increase of more than $300,000. The OUCC, in testimony filed on May 18, 2012, recommended limiting the proposed increase to just under $187,000.

To view the June 14 settlement agreement and IWSI's supporting testimony (11 pages), please click here. The OUCC has also filed testimony and exhibits supporting the agreement (97 pages).

The OUCC issued news releases on February 16, 2012 and April 13, 2012 inviting consumer comments. An IURC public field hearing was held in Merrillville on April 30, 2012.

To view this case's IURC public file, please click here and enter Docket Number 44097.

OUCC Testimony:

The OUCC filed the following documents on May 18, 2012:

  • OUCC Testimony: Riceman (47 pages)
  • OUCC Testimony: Stull (84 pages)
  • OUCC Testimony: Fish (50 pages)
  • OUCC Testimony: Kaufman (17 pages)

General Rate Case Information: