Water Treatment Process
July 17, 2020 - 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.
Face Mask Required
November, 2020 - We are committed to protecting our customers and employees. Face coverings are required. You must cover your nose and mouth. Thank you for your cooperation!
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.
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.