The Charlotte Observer reports Sen. Wes Climer plans to introduce two bills to regulate water utilities in the next session. Climer wants utilities to file plans similar to Integrated Resource Plans required of electrical utilities. A second bill Climer plans to introduce would preclude a water utility from earning a return on equity when there is a shortfall in service. The text of the bills is not available at this time. Climer said they will be pre-filled in December.