FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – On Thursday, city leaders announced they have reached a final agreement with Aqua Indiana. Fort Wayne will now buy Aqua’s water utility in the southwest part of the city.
This agreement will also resolve the dispute over the price the city’s paying for Aqua’s north system.
“I applaud the efforts of my City team and Aqua for coming together to meet the needs of residents and businesses in our community as we invest in the future. Since taking office in 2008, I’ve been committed to finding a solution to the water situation in southwest Fort Wayne,” said Mayor Tom Henry. “A commitment to reliable and high quality water at an affordable price for all residents is critical as we position ourselves as a leader in quality of life, economic development, and job growth.”
The deal still needs approval from the state and the city council. The final approval should be made by mid-May.
The transition to city water would take place in three phases beginning around October or November.