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Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP attorneys offer a wide range of creative legal services related to water and wastewater utilities.

BGD attorneys serve as close advisors to public utilities, municipalities, and water/wastewater customers.

How We Help Our Clients

We have assisted clients in a variety of water and wastewater matters, including:

  • Ratemaking proceedings
  • Buying, selling, merging, formation and expansion of water and wastewater utilities
  • Municipal utilities
  • Investor-owned utilities
  • Regional water and sewer districts
  • Conservancy districts
  • Not-for-profit utilities
  • Financing for improvements, additions or acquisitions
  • Facility extension negotiation and agreements
  • Territory disputes
  • Certification proceedings
  • Operational rules and regulations
  • Site selection
  • System Development Charges
  • Service issues
  • Public Private Partnerships (P3)
  • Wholesale service and agreements
  • Economic development
  • Infrastructure replacement and rehabilitation projects
  • Construction contracts
  • Government affairs
  • Annexation and government consolidation issues
  • Inside/Outside rates
  • Exclusive water and sewer regulatory areas
  • Rate design, including conservation and “lifeline” rates
  • Labor and employment issues
  • Strategic planning 


Our attorneys have substantial experience representing clients before the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.

We use our familiarity and knowledge of existing laws and regulations, key relationships, and decades of regulatory experience to offer innovative legal guidance for water and wastewater clients.

Thought Leadership

Our attorneys contribute countless hours to the water and wastewater industry through hosting and producing The Water Values Podcast (5-Star rating on iTunes and Stitcher), serving as the Water & Law columnist for Journal AWWA, actively participating in leadership positions in the Indiana State Bar Association’s Utility Law Section, and sitting on the American Bar Association’s Water Law Conference Planning Committee. Our industry knowledge and experience makes our attorneys in demand speakers, where we have presented to the following organizations:

  • National Water Resources Association
  • American Bar Association, Water Law Conference
  • Western Governors’ Association Drought Forum
  • Association of Indiana Conservancy Districts
  • Accelerate Indiana Municipalities (f/k/a Indiana Association of Cities and Towns)
  • Indiana Municipal Lawyers Association
  • Water Utility Council (Indiana AWWA)
  • Indiana Rural Water Association
  • Alliance of Indiana Rural Water
  • Indiana Water Environment Federation
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Utility Law Section
  • National Association of Water Companies


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