April 17, 2014 - The City of Fort Wayne and Aqua Indiana have reached a final agreement for the City to purchase Aqua’s water utility in southwest Fort Wayne and resolve the dispute over the purchase price of Aqua’s former north system.
The agreement needs approval from Fort Wayne City Council and the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission. Aqua America’s Board of Directors has approved the agreement.
Two ordinances, one for the purchase of Aqua and the other for a bond to finance the purchase, will be introduced to Fort Wayne City Council on Tuesday, April 22. It’s anticipated a public hearing and discussion of the ordinances will occur on Tuesday, May 6. A final vote for approval would be possible on Tuesday, May 13.
“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. “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.”
SOUTHWEST FORT WAYNE RESIDENTS TO RECEIVE UPDATE ON TRANSFER TO CITY WATER
April 11, 2014 - Fort Wayne City Utilities will host upcoming information sessions for residents in southwest Fort Wayne to get an update about their transition from Aqua Indiana water to City Utilities water.
Two public meetings with presentations and three open house sessions where residents can drop by at their convenience to ask questions will occur this month.
Mayor Tom Henry encourages residents to participate in one of the upcoming sessions. This is an important opportunity to learn more about the upcoming transition.