West Lafayette area water bills could rise

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Water bills for many in the West Lafayette area could be on the rise.

Indiana American Water filed an application Friday for a rate hike with the state’s Utility Regulatory Commission. The company says ongoing infrastructure investments are the reason behind the request.

Officials said the company will invest more than $220 million statewide in infrastructure between July 2011 and Nov. 2015, including more than $11 million in the West Lafayette area.

If approved, the company said the typical residential bill would go up 6.75 percent. For a customer who uses 4,600 gallons a month, that’s an increase of about $2.40.

The last time Indiana American filed for a new rate was in May 2011.

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