What's New at Peru Utilities
Peru Wastewater - Long-Term Control PlanWe have major projects ahead! IDEM and the EPA require these projects to satisfy regulations regarding Combined Sewer Overflow communities. Click on the link below to find out all about it, including the proposed rate increases required to achieve compliance with the unfunded state and federal mandates.
Peru Wastewater - Long-Term Control Plan
The Peru Utilities Service Board will convene a regular session on December 8th at 4 p.m. Peru Utilities is committed to making its programs. Accessible to individuals with disabilities. Anyone who requests an auxiliary aide or service for effective communication or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity of Peru Utilities should contact the ADA Coordinator, Lee France, (765) 473-6681, as soon as possible but no later than five (5) days before the scheduled event.
Circus City Days - 2023
A public meeting will be held on May 1st, 2023, in the Peru City Council Chambers at 5:45 for the opportunity to ask questions about Ordinance #6, 2023. This Ordinance will amend Ordinance #3, 2016, and the schedule of rates and charges for service provided by the Municipal Electric Utility of Peru. The ordinance and the new rate schedule can be accessed here: Ordinance 6 2023.
The uncontrollable market conditions since 2021 are the largest driver of the need to increase rates, with equipment and materials increases from 65% to 536%, severely impacting every aspect of the electric utility’s ability to provide reliable service both today and planning into the future. Below is a comparison of the costs of residential transformers and conductors between 2021 and the end of 2022.
The rates will increase an average of 16.49% across all customer classes. A typical residential customer using 1000kW will see an increase of 7.11% or $8.78 overall. The new rate will still be 10-35% lower than the current rates of the nearest electric utilities for 1000kW of residential service.
The question often arises where Peru Utilities’ and customers’ responsibilities end and begin regarding electrical services. For overhead service, customers need to supply and maintain a meter base, grounding point and wire, service mast with wire and weatherhead, and an attachment point (either clamped around the service mast or screwed directly into the house). Customers will also be responsible for tree growth near service lines. Customers must supply and maintain a meter base and grounding point with wire for underground service. Peru Utilities will maintain primary, transmission, and service lines(overhead and underground) as far as the meter, utility poles, transformers, and trees around primary and transmission lines. As always, if you have any questions, feel free to call our office at 765-473-6681