NW Times: Indiana American water rates to rise 11 percentPosted Jan 28, 2015
The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission has approved a settlement agreement that will allow Indiana American Water to raise rates for Northwest Indiana residential customers by 11.5 percent.
Indiana American Water filed a request for a rate hike in January 2014 and later arrived at a settlement agreement with the Indiana Office of the Utility Consumer Counselor and several other parties. Indiana American Water had originally sought a 17.2 percent rate increase.
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AgriNews: Indiana leads way in soil health management, conservationPosted Jan 05, 2015
INDIANAPOLIS — One million acres of cover crops were planted in Indiana in 2014 — a sign that many farmers are taking conservation practices seriously.
Indiana serves as a leader in soil health management, according to conservation experts who gave a presentation at the annual Certified Crop Adviser program. Cover crops are used to build organic matter, reduce nutrient runoff, decrease erosion and more.
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Indiana Public Media: Business, Political Groups Rally For Unified Water PolicyPosted Dec 23, 2014
Environmental and business groups are sounding the alarm on the need for comprehensive water policies in Indiana.
The Indiana Chamber of Commerce recently released a report detailing the critical need for a state-driven water plan to identify resources and develop ways to deliver water to underserved areas.
Hoosier Environmental Council Executive Director Jesse Kharbanda says there are plenty of ways to help serve future water needs.
“It could be through efficiencies in the system... Read More »
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