Water Works Service Truck PhotoThe Monticello Water Works Department has a rich heritage. From as early as 1895, city founding fathers learned that prior to investing in paved streets, establishing a Water Works Department was a top priority. On August 20, 1895, a contract ordinance was adopted and the Water Works Department became an integral part of city services.

In 1895, a standpipe was built and today, the Monticello Standpipe located on the west side of Bluff Street still proudly stands. It is said to be one of the State of Indiana's oldest existing standpipes.

Water Works Plant PhotoIn 2001, construction on a new water plant began and on April 24, 2002, the new plant became operational. The new water plant utilizes the latest in state-of-the art computer control and monitoring systems for the day-to-day operations.

On 7.75 acres of land, the Water Department manages water tower sites, wells and the water plant. Currently, the department serves approximately 2,500 customers and manages approximately 40 miles of main lines in the city's service.

Beginning in 1984, Water Works Superintendent Rod Pool began managing the department. His vision and management skills insure that for many years to come, city water needs will be met.

Water works plant employees include: Superintendent, Rod Pool, Kevin Flaherty, Jeff Watts and Wade Cohagan.

Located in the Monticello Municipal Building, the water works business office staff includes Brenda Elizalde and Jill Barnes.

Water Works Staff PhotoDuring city business hours, residents may pay water bills in person at the 225 North Main Street location or utilize the new drive-up window located on the south side of the city building. 

After hours, residents may use the 24 Hour Payment Dropbox at City Hall at 225 North Main Street.

Water Dept. Questions

How can I avoid a high water bill?

It is very simple. First check to make certain that you don't have leaks. Even a leaky toilet can cause thousands of gallons of usage in a month! Second, be aware of how often you use water. It is surprising how much water can be used in taking those long showers and by washing a small amount of clothes. If you would like information regarding water conservation and how to check for leaks, please contact the Water/Wastewater Business Office.

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