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Evansville Water and Sewer Utility is committed to transparency and accountability – and keeping our customers and community informed. Stay up-to-date about Utility initiatives and track water and sewer projects happening in your neighborhood. Connect with us on social media or send us an email. We believe communication is a two-way exchange and welcome your feedback and comments.

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News Media Inquiries

Thank you for your interest in the Evansville Water and Sewer Utility. All media inquiries are handled by our Public Information Officer. If you represent a news organization and are requesting information or an interview, please contact:

Ella Johnson-Watson
Phone: 812-435-6750

News Releases

What You Should Know About Smoke Testing on Evansville’s East Side

From July through early-September, Evansville Water and Sewer Utility (EWSU) will partner with Wessler Engineering to conduct smoke testing and sewer line inspections in several neighborhoods on Evansville’s East Side. The smoke testing is expected to continue for approximately 6-to-8 weeks, weather permitting.

Read full story | July 18, 2024

Enhanced Bill Assistance Program Offers EWSU Customers Choice: $1,000 in Small Plumbing Repairs or $30 Monthly Credit

Evansville Water and Sewer Utility (EWSU) customers who qualify for bill assistance now have two options to save on their water bill: Chose to receive up to $1,000 in plumbing repairs or updates made by a certified professional through the Leak Repair Program or a $30 monthly credit on their EWSU bill through the Bill Relief Program.

Read full story | July 10, 2024

Recycling Dos and Don’ts

Recycling reduces waste, saves space in our landfill and makes our environment a healthier place to live. But if you don’t do it the right way your recycling materials may end up in the trash. Here are a few tips to make sure your recycling is ready for pickup.

Read full story | June 26, 2024

Swimming Pool and Lawn Irrigation Season Signals Time to Check Backflow Preventers

As the summer season approaches, people will begin filling swimming pools and activating lawn sprinklers. But there are some important things you should know and do to protect our public drinking water.

Read full story | May 14, 2024

EWSU to Switch Water Disinfectant from May 20 Through July 8

Starting May 20 and continuing until July 8, Evansville Water and Sewer Utility will temporarily switch the disinfectant in the water treatment process to ensure the delivery of high-quality, safe drinking water to customers year-round.

Read full story | May 14, 2024

Public Notice of Executive Session

The Evansville Water and Sewer Utility Board (the “Board”) will hold an Executive Session on May 14, 2024, at 2:00 p.m.

Read full story | May 10, 2024

EWSU Receives Awards for Outstanding Project Safety and Engineering Excellence

Evansville Water and Sewer Utility is proud to receive three significant industry recognitions for outstanding safety and engineering excellence on two water and sewer projects.

Read full story | May 02, 2024

EWSU Launches Automated Boil Advisory Phone Calls and Text Messages

Evansville Water and Sewer Utility (EWSU) customers no longer have to wonder if their property is included in a boil advisory or when the advisory is lifted. Customers with their phone number listed on their account will automatically receive an automated phone call and a text message as soon as a boil advisory is established for their address. Once the boil advisory is lifted, customers will receive a follow-up call and text updating the advisory status.

Read full story | April 11, 2024

Scheduled Water Rate Increase Goes into Effect April 1

On April 1, Evansville Water and Sewer Utility (EWSU) will implement the next phase of water rates that were previously approved by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC). An average residential customer using 5,000 gallons of water per month will see the water portion of their bill increase from $50.05 in 2023 to $53.15 in 2024.

Read full story | March 22, 2024

EWSU’s Spring Yard Waste Service Collections set for April 1-26

To accommodate extra yard waste this time of year, Evansville Water and Sewer Utility offers the annual Spring Yard Waste Service to city residential customer starting Monday, April 1, and continuing through Friday, April 26. During that time, city residential customers can place unlimited bags of grass clippings, hedge and tree trimmings, garden plants and other yard waste curbside next to their trash cart for pickup on the scheduled collection day.

Read full story | March 14, 2024

Evansville’s Heavy Trash Pickup Goes Year-round With More Items Accepted

Changes to the Evansville Water and Sewer Utility’s heavy trash service now make it easier for residential customers to dispose of heavy trash throughout the year.

Read full story | January 01, 2024

EWSU Sunrise Pump Station Receive Honor at 2023 Aim Ideas Summit

The Evansville Water and Sewer Utility proudly received the 2023 Aim Community Placemaking Award for the transformative Sunrise Pump Station and Cascade project.

Read full story | August 24, 2023