Utility estimates $177 million to replace lead water lines

An Indiana utility estimates it will cost $177 million for it to replace lead water service lines around the state and take roughly a decade or two.

Posted: Jul 31, 2018 7:57 PM

GREENWOOD, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana utility estimates it will cost $177 million for it to replace lead water service lines around the state and take roughly a decade or two.

Indiana American Water said Tuesday the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission has approved its lead service line plan.

The plan estimates that as many as 50,000 lead service lines may have been present at one time at locations served by the company around Indiana. Similar to other distribution system improvements, the costs of lead service line replacement will be included in future rates.

The subsidiary of American Water is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, serving about 1.3 million people. Indiana American Water estimates it will replace all lead service lines by no later than 2042 and possibly as soon as 2028.

Article Comments

Terre Haute
Few Clouds
55° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 55°
Robinson
Broken Clouds
54° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 54°
Indianapolis
Overcast
53° wxIcon
Hi: 54° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 53°
Rockville
Few Clouds
55° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 55°
Casey
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 54° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 54°
Brazil
Few Clouds
55° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 55°
Marshall
Few Clouds
55° wxIcon
Hi: 55° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 55°
Slightly Warmer Sunday with Clouds
WTHI Planner
WTHI Temps
WTHI Radar

Latest Video

Image

Man killed in Greene County crash

Image

Home improvement scams

Image

Sunday Morning Weather Update

Image

ISU Early Bird

Image

OV vs WV MBB

Image

Linton vs Vin Lin MBB

Image

ND vs Wash MBB

Image

Loyal Vets House Update

Image

Light Your Way Parade

Image

Ugly sweater dance, Festival of Lights

WTHI Events