City gets update on Aqua transition

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Fort Wayne City Council members are briefed on the status of the city's buyout of Aqua Indiana's southwest service area

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  Fort Wayne City Council members were told during Tuesday’s meeting that the transition from Aqua Indiana water to city water for customers served by Aqua on the southwest side of town should begin this fall and that should provide some relief when it comes to the cost of water.

Kumar Menon, Director of City Utilities, and Tom Bruns, the President of Aqua Indiana, gave an update on a possible timetable.

On February 27 of this year, the Aqua America board of directors voted to move forward with the sale of Aqua’s southwest assets to Fort Wayne.

The next step is for an approval of a contract between the two parties which could happen in April or May.  Once that does take place, the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission would have to approve the deal.  Both sides are hoping the approval process goes quickly.

The hope is to have the transition to Fort Wayne water begin in the fall with the completion expected in the spring.  Once all that takes place, customers will begin paying Fort Wayne City Utility Water rates, which are lower than what Aqua charges.

 

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