Officials in Indiana are trying to prevent a water crisis as both supply and infrastructure are inadequate for future needs.
The state needs $2 billion in immediate water infrastructure repairs.
A Quaff ON! Brewing Company expansion in Brown County is under construction after the Nashville Town Council voted to annex about 230 acres for the project.
If approved, the ordinance would keep other providers from serving in the areas, making Nashville the sole provider.
While the coal advocates praise the move, it introduces "uncertainty" for the state's electric utilities.
Brown County Water Utility and Nashville Utilities both lay claim to servicing the brewery's new expansion site.
Electric cooperatives are designed to operate like a democracy, but some ratepayers say they feel like their opinion doesn't matter.
About 2,500 of the notices went out when only 200 accounts were actually past due.
About 1.5 million Hoosiers get power through rural electric cooperatives, not for-profit utilities that provide electric in rural areas.
Prosecutors say Donnis Mizelle of Avon defrauded Hendricks Power Cooperative by siphoning funds from the utility's expense account.