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The final consumer comment hearing regarding Iowa-American Water Company’s (IAW) request for a rate increase will be conducted virtually by the Iowa Utilities Board at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 28. Webinar registration is open now for those interested in participating. IAW filed an application on August 28, 2020, (Docket No. RPU-2020-0001) to increase its water utility rates and charges. IAW provides water service to approximately 216,000 people in Iowa. Review the rate case FAQ document and the public information handout.
An October 1, 2020, IUB order requires Alliant Energy-IPL to file information about damage and repairs to its electrical facilities in Docket No. SPU-2020-0010. An IUB order
issued September 25, 2020, canceled the reporting requirements for MidAmerican Energy and Alliant on the restoration of power due to the August 10 derecho. Under a September 9 IUB order, electric transmission company ITC Midwest is required to file information about its electric facility damage and repairs. Visit the State Disaster Recovery website, review outage recovery data, or review FAQs. Customers may contact the IUB with utility issues.
Iowa households experiencing a COVID-19 related loss of income may be eligible for utility debt relief under the Iowa Residential Utility Disruption Prevention Program. The program, funded by the federal CARES Act, was announced October 9, 2020, by Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Economic Development Authority and provides eligible households up to $2,000 toward unpaid electric, natural gas, and water bills between March 17, 2020, and October 31, 2020. Learn more about the assistance, program FAQs, and application deadline. For questions, call 877-463-3269 or 515-348-8976.