Senate Bill (H)

DIGEST

Water and wastewater utilities. Requires the Indiana finance authority to study the ability of utilities to provide clean and safe drinking water in Indiana for the foreseeable future. Requires the utility regulatory commission (IURC), in its deliberations in a general rate case of a water or wastewater utility, to consider governmental requirements arising from environmental law and their effect upon the utility's operational expenses. Authorizes the IURC, upon request by a water or wastewater utility in a general rate case, to determine and establish an alternative residential rate. Requires the environmental rules board to adopt rules to carry out the Water and wastewater utilities. Requires the Indiana finance authority to study the ability of utilities to provide clean and safe drinking water in Indiana for the foreseeable future. Requires the utility regulatory commission (IURC), in its deliberations in a general rate case of a water or wastewater utility, to consider governmental requirements arising from environmental law and their effect upon the utility's operational expenses. Authorizes the IURC, upon request by a water or wastewater utility in a general rate case, to determine and establish an alternative residential rate. Requires the environmental rules board to adopt rules to carry out the intent of the law concerning public water supplies related to requirements necessary to protect the safety of the public water supply. Authorizes the commissioner of the department of environmental management, when the point of water collection of a public water system is being relocated, to require that the water be tested at the new point of collection before allowing the public water system to begin collecting water there. Changes the name of the Indiana geological survey to the Indiana geological and water survey (survey). Requires the survey to provide geological information about the water resources of Indiana. Changes the name of the geological survey advisory council to the geological and water survey advisory council. ... View more