Lead-pipe replacement to mean higher bills for Citizens customers
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indiana gave the green light for Citizens Energy Group to replace water service lines made of lead in Indianapolis.
It will cause the utility’s bills to be a smidge higher.
Citizens says the lines are customer-owned. The company say it does not have any active water mains that contain lead.
The first five-year phase of the program will cost $22.7 million. That would cover about 2,500 homes.
Citizens says most customers will pay 50 to 75 cents more on their monthly bill.
The energy company says it would need to invest $490 million to fully replace all the lines.