Tipton Municipal Utilities Department

Water Treatment Process
July 14, 2022 - Beginning in the coming days, the Tipton Water Department will temporarily modify its water treatment process of disinfection to free chlorine from chloramine (combined) residuals at the water treatment plant. This change in treatment process is performed as an annual maintenance to the distribution system and treatment plant.
Chlorine is commonly used in public water systems as a disinfectant and will be monitored closely by our water department personnel to ensure optimum levels are present. Due to the temporary change in the type of chlorine, customers may experience a more noticeable chlorine taste and odor in their tap. There is no reason for concern. This is due to the switch in chlorine type only. After this procedure is complete, the water department will perform a complete system flush. After the flush is complete, the water department will convert back from free chlorine to chloramines.
Please contact the water department at 765-675-7736 with any questions.

Don't Flush Wipes
Don't Flush Wipes:  With the increased use of disinfecting wipes.  Collections Department Superintendent Tim Davis reminds everyone to not flush them down the toilet.  They need to be disposed of properly in a trash receptacle. 
Cares Act
Indiana has received funding through the CARES Act to help with energy assistance. The funding is available to people not usually eligible for the LIHEAP program, including those laid off due to COVID-19.
The LIHEAP program is administered through the local community action program agencies (CAP). Here is the website for assistance: https://www.in.gov/ihcda/4067.htm.
For additional information, customers can call 211, Indiana's free and confidential service that helps Hoosiers in need with local resources or visit the Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority's website.
Scam Phone Calls
Tipton Municipal Utilities are not making phone calls to customers regarding shut offs.   If you get a phone call please do not give out any payment information over the phone.  Someone is trying to scam our customers.  If you have any questions,  please call us at 317-675-7629.
How to Prevent Frozen Pipes
* Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage.
* Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. 
* When the weather is very cold outside, let the cold water drip from the faucet served by exposed pipes.  Running water through the pipe -even at a trickle - helps prevent pipes from freezing.
* Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature both during the day and the night.  By temporarily suspending the use of lower nighttime temperatures, you may incur a higher heating bill, but you can prevent a much more costly repair job if pipes freeze and burst.
* If you will be going away during the cold weather, leave the heat on in your home, set to a temperature no lower  then 55 degrees fahrenheit.
Space Heater Safety Tips
*Never leave an electric space heater unattended while it is operating.
*Make sure your heater is placed on a level surface where pets and children cannot reach it.
*Make sure your space heater is at least three feet away from materials that can easily catch fire such as furniture, bedding, and curtains.
*Be mindful of the placement of electrical cords making sure they will not pose a tripping hazard.
*Do not use an electric space heater near water or in damp conditions.
*Plug your electrical space heater directly into the wall, or if an extension cord is needed use a heavy-duty cord of 14-guage wire or larger.
Rent or Utility Assistance with Indiana Emergency Rental Assistance Program July 21, 2021
Have You Fallen Behind on Rent or Utility Payments Because of COVID-19?
You may be eligible to receive assistance through the Indiana Emergency Rental Assistance Program (IERA)
For more information and to find out if you quality , please visit: WWW.IndianaHousingNow.org.

For assistance in applying, please join us at our in-person application event:
When: Wednesday, July 21
Time: 1 pm - 7 pm
Where:  4H Purdue Extension, 1200 S Main St. Tipton, IN 46072

At this event, we can help you set up your account, answer your questions, and scan the necessary documentation that you will need to complete you application.
Flushing Fire Hydrants
Starting October 4th, 2021 , Tipton Utility Water Department will begin flushing fire hydrants on or about Monday between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily. Customers might experience a slight discoloration in the water. The water is safe for drinking. Please call the Water Department at 675-7736 with any questions. 
New Service Connection Fees - Legal Notice
LEGAL NOTICE OF FILING FOR A CHANGE IN NON-RECURRING FEES
BY THE CITY OF TIPTON ELECTRIC UTILITY

Tipton County, Indiana


Notice is hereby given that City of Tipton Electric Utility, Tipton County, Indiana, under and pursuant to the Public Service Commission Act, as amended, filed with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission on or about November 23, 2021, the establishment in the schedule of rates and charges of a connection fee of $500.00 for a 200 amp overhead connection and $1,000.00 for a 200 amp underground connection.

The changes in schedules of rates submitted to the Commission are based solely upon the costs of materials and labor.   The establishment  of non-recurring fees shall apply following final approval by the Commission.

Objections to this filing can be forwarded to Secretary, Utility Regulatory Commission, 101 W. Washington Street, Suite 1500 East, Indianapolis, IN 46204 and Office of Utility Consumer Counselor, 115 W. Washington Street, Suite 1500 South, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              TIPTON MUNICIPAL UTILITIES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tipton County, Indiana

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               By: Jim Ankrum, TMU General Manager
Public Hearing Regarding opt-out of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission. (IURC)
The Tipton Common Council will meet on Monday May 23rd, 5:30 pm on the first floor of the Tipton County Courthouse. Among other things being discussed, the 2nd reading of an Ordinance to allow TMU’s Electrical Department to opt-out of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) is on the agenda. A Public Hearing regarding this matter will be held at the start of this meeting should any TMU Electrical rate payers want to provide comment.

Complete Water System Flush
August 9, 2022
Beginning Thursday, August 11th the Tipton Water Department will start a complete system flush.  During this time you might experience dirty or cloudy water.  If this happens , please let your water run until it clears up.  There is no reason for concern.   If you have any questions, please contact the Tipton Water Department at 765-675-7736.
Thank you.   
Jeff Heard , Tipton Water Superintendent