Public Works & Utilities Department

The Public Works & Utilities Department 
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consists of a variety of different divisions with a common goal of providing vital city services to citizens of Elkhart. These divisions operate and maintain the City's storm water conveyance system, drinking water supply and distribution system, wastewater collection system, and wastewater treatment.

At the Public Works & Utilities Department, our Mission is:

  1. To serve as a reliable provider of City services
  2. To provide these services at a reasonable cost
  3. To maintain a customer focus
  4. To serve as a steward of our natural resources for future generations
  5. To foster professional excellence

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  • City of Elkhart to begin accepting credit card payments
    Thursday, September 14, 2017
    Residents looking to purchase a dog park membership or obtain a building permit in the city of Elkhart will soon be able to do so via credit or debit card. Mayor Tim Neese announced the change today which will be effective citywide by the end of 2017.
  • Changes in water billing to add convenience, cost-savings for Elkhart utility customers
    Tuesday, September 12, 2017
    Mayor Tim Neese announced today forthcoming changes to the way the city invoices water usage in irrigation systems. As a result of these changes, some residents will see a $50 savings per year.
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    Friday, September 08, 2017
    The City of Elkhart, through its Board of Public Works, is considering a recommendation for travel lanes on Hively Ave, from S Main Str to Benham Ave. This proposal would reduce the number of travel lanes from two in each direction to one, would add a center left-turn...