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Pioneer Water seeks 2-phase rate increase

A Leo-Cedarville utility is seeking a water rate increase that would affect more than 400 Allen County customers, the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor said Thursday.

Pioneer Water wants a rate increase through the state’s Small Utility Filing Procedure, which is available to utilities with fewer than 5,000 customers and is designed to reduce the time and expense involved with regulatory filings.

The utility’s request would raise rates in two phases.

For a residential customer using 5,000 gallons a month, the monthly water rate would increase from $35 to $48.68 and would rise to $57.01 after the utility completes its financing.

Affected customers are asked to contact the Office of Utility Consumer Counselor with questions, comments or concerns at www.in.gov/oucc/2370.htm.

The office is scheduled to complete its review and file a report with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission on May 23.

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