As he does every year about this time, Chesterton Utility Service Board
Member Scot McCord is urging new homeowners in town to consider strongly the
wisdom of arranging with Indiana-American Water Company for the installation
of a second water meter for dedicated outside summer use.
McCord noted at Monday’s meeting that homeowners with a billing history get
a break during the heavy water usage period between mid-June and mid-August:
namely, they pay the lower of two amounts, the actual bill for that period,
or the same amount previously paid for the mid-December through mid-February
New homeowners, however—with no previous billing history—will pay a sanitary
sewer service bill based on actual water usage between mid-June and
mid-August, which will likely be higher due to lawn-watering and swimming
Unless, that is, those new homeowners arrange with the water company to
install a second water meter strictly for outside usage.
McCord urged those folks to talk to Indiana-American now.