"If we buy water from them at their current rates, we would actually pay more for the water than it costs us to produce the water," said Aqua Indiana President Terry Rakocy.
said buying city water would be one-and-a-half to two times more expensive, and says he
can't speak to why the city claims such a partnership would save money.
also said that buying water from the city would appear to break the law by violating the Great Lakes Basin Compact, which doesn't allow water to be taken from the Great Lakes and never returned.
said the city appears to be violating that compact now with the drinking water service it provides to about 200 Aqua Indiana sanitary sewer customers.
also took issue with comments made by Fort Wayne City Councilman Mitch Harper in the Journal Gazette
. Harper told the newspaper he
was concerned that Aqua Indiana
was making investments in its system to drive up a future acquisition price.
rejected that notion, saying "We're not in a position that we would just sell off the system."