La Porte city residents will see an increase in their utility bills

 

City of La Porte residents should expect a hike in their monthly utility bills, according to a statement from City Hall. Clerk-Treasurer Courtney Parthun stated in the release that water and sewer rates will go up, starting with residents’ next bills. As for stormwater rates, only larger businesses and industries will see increases.

Parthun said that even with the increases, “City of La Porte utility costs remain below the state average.”

“Our water and wastewater infrastructure systems are over 100 years old and in desperate need of repairs,” Parthun said. “We could not kick the can down the road any further. We had to take action immediately to ensure we are able to continue providing these essential services to our residents.”

The increases were approved by the La Porte City Council in late 2020. Funds collected through the added revenue will be used for infrastructure improvements which are already in the planning stages, particularly in the areas of the city’s lettered and numbered streets, she said. Flooding and basements backups are common problems in some of those areas.

Residents with questions about the increase should contact the Utility Billing Office at 219-362-3175 or utilitybilling@cityoflaportein.gov.

2 Responses to “La Porte city residents will see an increase in their utility bills”

  1. Jeff

    Feb 19. 2021

    So how much is the hike.Must be a big secret. Nobody wants to tell you when you call and ask. Thought they had to disclose the amount 30 days in advance.

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  2. Scott

    Feb 19. 2021

    Indiana has the 29th highest utility costs. How can a substantial loss like this loss occur?

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