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At Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors, we’re frequently asked how one community’s water, stormwater and sewer utility rates compare to the rates in the other communities. Accurately comparing local rates and charges with those of similar utilities is an important tool to assist utility managers and decision makers.  

In partnership with Accelerate Indiana Municipalities (Aim) and with gratitude to the hundreds of participating communities, we’re happy to release 2022 comparative rate studies for Indiana water, sewer and stormwater utilities. 

View the 2022 comparative rate studies:

Within Baker Tilly’s water, sewer and stormwater comparative rate studies, you will find: 

  • Comparison of rates and charges and trends in expenses for local governments  
  • Indiana and national perspectives on rate affordability 
  • Schedule of rate variances and averages 
  • Average statistics by population and by effective date of current rates   
  • Impervious area and effective dates (for stormwater utilities) 
  • How Indiana utilities can use American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) funding 

Additionally, the stormwater comparative rate study discusses how to set up a stormwater utility, including available funding mechanisms, the cost of handling stormwater, control measures and stormwater user fees. 


For more information about the comparative rate studies or to learn how Baker Tilly's utility specialists can help your organization, contact our team. 

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