The legislation impacts customers who receive water service from a community even though they do not live within the community itself.
If they feel they are being charged excessively high water rates, they have the ability to petition the IURC.
The bill ensures the IURC will come to a ruling within 120 days.
According to Battles, the bill is necessary due to a loophole in the current law.
Cities also may petition the IURC to justify cost differentials greater than 50% to out-of-town customers.
Again, the IURC must come to a conclusion on these cases within 120 days.