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Rising water costs tax Hoosiers

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Water prices are steadily rising for Hoosiers because of over usage and old infrastructure, which causes leaks, water conservation advocates said Wednesday. “The impact is so significant because water is a basic necessity of life,” said Kerwin Olsen, executive director of the Citizens Action Coalition. “We need to figure […]

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Wet spring prepared the city for a dry August

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Despite rising temperatures and high humidity, the city is in good shape when it comes to the water supply thanks to a wet spring. According to Dan Considine, spokesperson with Citizens Energy Group, residents should not expect to see any kind of water restrictions, such as limitations on watering […]

Commentary: Indiana water is safe to drink


Commentary: Indiana water is safe to drink

By Carol S. Comer and Mary Hollingsworth Special to TheStatehouseFile.com In response to editorials and news stories throughout the nation, we want to assure Hoosiers that Indiana’s drinking water is safe, and the only comparison that can be made between Indiana and the crisis in Flint, Michigan, is that Indiana’s drinking water experts have taken […]

Commentary: Water needs require state attention


Commentary: Water needs require state attention

By Christina Hale TheStatehouseFile.com While state lawmakers spent a good deal of time this past session on leveraging resources to improve the sorry state of our roads and bridges, nothing was done to address the way we deliver our most precious resource: water. If the people of Indiana could see the aging water infrastructure that […]

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ISDH: Johnson County does not have a cancer cluster

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com FRANKLIN— State health officials told community members and local families of cancer victims gathered at Franklin Community High School Monday evening that the local water supply isn’t causing children to develop cancer. “The ISDH (Indiana State Department of Health) can confirm there is no pediatric cancer cluster in Johnson County,” Deputy […]

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Extreme summer temps call for extra precautions

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – As temperatures this weekend climb into the 90s, the Division of Homeland Security is warning people to pay close attention to their health. Children, the elderly and people with chronic health conditions are especially at risk in unusually high temperatures. Homeland Security is reminding citizens that health emergencies can quickly […]

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State to join suit against EPA’s water rule

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana will join a multistate lawsuit against the federal government, accusing the EPA of overreach in its water rule. Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced Monday that his office will soon join the more than 12 state suit filed June 30 against the Environmental Protection Agency, which challenges as […]

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Indiana American water rates to increase slightly under settlement

By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana American Water customers will see an increase in rates next year under an agreement the company reached with consumer advocates. But the hike won’t be as high as the company requested. The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor announced a settlement with the company that would allow the […]

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State agency pushes for lower Indiana American rates

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A state agency that represents customers said Monday that customers of Indiana American Water Company should pay lower rates rather than the higher ones requested by the company. The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor filed testimony on Friday with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission opposing the company’s request […]

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State could better use Southern Indiana reservoirs as water resources

By Olivia Covington TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A key official told the Regulatory Flexibility Committee that the state could better utilize several Southern Indiana reservoirs to ensure Indiana has the water it needs for the future. Carolene Mays, a member of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, first raised concerns about the management of Indiana’s water supply […]

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