water utilities

Sarah Fentem / WBAA

More than one hundred Tippecanoe County residents packed into the Harrison High School auditorium Monday evening to protest, often fervently, a water rate hike proposed by provider American Suburban Utilities.

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Water utility officials and consumer advocates agree that Indiana faces a critical need to upgrade and replace its water infrastructure, but differ on the best way to fund those improvements.

Best estimates from the state indicate that Indiana’s water utilities need around $15 billion to improve their infrastructure.  And National Association of Water Companies representative Eric Thornburg says utilities recognize the critical need – but require revenue stability to help address it.