Citizens Water & Sewer Rates

The IURC has approved orders setting new rates for Citizens Energy Group's water and sewer utilities.

Water rate case

The IURC issued its order in the Citizens Water rate case on April 20, 2016.

The agreement approves a 16 percent increase in the utility's water rates, as agreed to by the OUCC, Citizens, and additional parties in December 2015. Citizens had requested a 22 percent increase in its initial testimony.

To view the IURC's public file, click here and enter Cause Number 44644.

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Sewer rate case & subdocket

The IURC issued its sewer rate order for Citizens on July 18, 2016.

The order approves, with modifications, a settlement agreement among the OUCC, industrial customers, and Citizens. For a summary of the agreement, please see the OUCC's March 10, 2016 news release.

Citizens has provided notice that it will implement the rate increase's second phase on August 1, 2017.

To view the IURC's public file, click here and enter Cause Number 44685.

The OUCC issued a January 4, 2016 news release inviting consumer comments. An IURC public field hearing was held on January 12, 2016.

Issues pertaining to 7 satellite, or wholesale, customers of Citizens' sewer utility are pending in an IURC subdocket (Cause No. 44685-S1).

  • The OUCC, the City of Greenwood, the City of Lawrence, Ben Davis Conservancy District, and Citizens have filed a settlement agreement with the Commission. The IURC may accept, deny, or modify any agreement.
  • The OUCC filed testimony supporting the agreement on March 30, 2017.
  • An IURC settlement hearing was held on May 16, 2017. The settling parties submitted a joint proposed order for the Commission's consideration on June 2, 2017.
  • To view the IURC's public file for the subdocket, click here.
  • In a separate subdocket (Cause No. 44685-S2), the IURC is considering matters specifically pertaining to the Town of Whitestown.
  • Citizens also has wholesale sewage disposal agreements with the City of Beech Grove, Hamilton Southeastern Utilities, Inc., and Tri-County Conservancy District.

Other Citizens cases

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