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Aqua Indiana Transition Expected to Start in Fall

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Residents in Aboite Township are getting ready for the transition to a new water utility.

And the city is hosting meetings to outline the shift from Aqua Indiana to city utilities.

After years of legal wrangling, the city and Aqua Indiana agreed on a $50 million dollar takeover last July. That deal should get official by City Council approval next month. That could come as early as May 13. The total cost of the total purchase, including a $16.9 acquisition in 2008, total $67 million.

The first wave, covering about two thousand families, will begin in October. With another three thousand in phase 2 coming in December and January. And the third phase will happen next summer. 

“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 in a press release.

“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.

Officials promise  better service and lower rates. Leaders the average home will save from 100 to 140 dollars a year.

For the schedule of meetings and transition, click here for meeting schedule and transition project.


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