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Water Department

Water Tower Dan Rickord, Director of Utilities
The City of Decatur's Water Works is responsible for providing safe and reliable drinking water for the residents and businesses of Decatur.  The water supply comes from ground water via six wells in Decatur and two wells in Berne.  The Decatur wells supply water to the plant located on East Monroe Street.  The Berne wells supply water to the plant located on Winchester Street.  The two plants have a combined daily capacity of between 3 and 3.5 million gallons of water a day. The city utilizes three water towers for storage, each with a maximum capacity of 500,000 gallons.  These towers are located on north 5th Street, Line Street, and Piqua Road.  The distribution system consists of approximately 58 miles of water mains.

Water Department staff continuously monitors the treated water supply throughout the distribution system.  Chemical tests are run daily to allow for appropriate adjustments to the treatment process.  Bacteriological tests are run weekly to ensure that the water is safe for consumption.  All monitoring is done in compliance with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in accordance with the Safe Drinking Water Act.

Service Numbers Information

Utility Customer Service & Billing
(260) 724-7171
City Hall, 172 N. 2nd Street, HRS. 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Decatur, IN  46733

Emergency - To Report Leaks
(260) 724-7171 (During Business Hours)
(260) 724-5345 Option 4 (After Hours)

Water Assistant Superintendent
Bill Carpenter
(260) 724-7171
172 N. 2nd Street
Decatur, IN  46733

Tap Permits
(260) 724-3814
Building and Zoning
172 N. 2nd Street
Decatur, IN  46733

Indiana Underground Plant Protection Service, Inc. I.U.P.P.S.
1-800-382-5544


Contacts

Director of Utilities
Dan Rickord
260-724-7171

Emergency/Report Leaks
After Hours
260-724-5345

Water Assistant Superintendent
Bill Carpenter
260-724-7171

Building & Zoning
Tap Permits
260-724-3814

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