State law targeting Elkhart sewer service gains traction

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

State legislation targeting Elkhart's water/ sewer disagreement is likely to become law.

A house committee chairman tells The Elkhart Truth that legislation written by republican Tim Wesco has a lot of support in Congress.

It widens the definition of what can be appealed to the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to include all water/ sewer fees waged on customers outside of city limits. Wesco says if the amendment passes, everyone who's paid a compact fee over the past decade could appeal to the IURC.

Elkhart Mayor Dick Moore strongly opposes the legislation, saying it infringes on city rights. It could cost the city millions of dollars in future revenues.

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