Input wanted for water rate increase

INDIANAPOLIS — Consumers have a chance to comment or voice concerns regarding Southwestern Bartholomew Water Corporation’s requested rate increase.

Southwestern Bartholomew Water Corporation – a not-for-profit entity serving more than 3,000 customers in Bartholomew and Brown Counties – is proposing a two-phase increase.

The proposal would increase the monthly water bill for a residential customer using 5,000 gallons from $39.36 to $48.94. The company is also seeking approval to issue up to $2.23 million in long-term debt. Current rates for Southwestern Bartholomew Water Corporation were approved in 2008.

Projects include new mains and a new 200,000-gallon elevated storage tank in Brown County.

Before the rate increase is approved, customers can submit comments to the the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC).

Consumers who wish to submit written comments for the case record may do so via the OUCC’s website, or by mail, email or fax:

  • Mail: Consumer Services Staff

Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor
115 W. Washington St., Suite 1500 South
Indianapolis, IN 46204

  • Fax: (317) 232-5923

The OUCC needs to receive all written consumer comments no later than June 22.

Consumers with questions about submitting written comments can contact the OUCC’s consumer services staff toll-free at 1-888-441-2494.

Local News Digital’s Steven Harmeyer reports:

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