City Utilities Board

The City Utilities is governed by a Utility Service Board comprised of five members and the city attorney.

The City Utilities office is located at 601 W. Third Street, Rushville. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday -Friday. You can contact the City Utilities office by phone at 765-932-4124, by fax at 765-938-3103 or by e-mail at utilities@cityofrushville.in.gov.

 

Utility Service Board

Brian Bess–Chairman
bbess@townfin.com

Greg Coffin—Secretary
coffingreg@hotmail.com

Dale Gardner—Member
dgardneraprs@comcast.net

Butch Singleton—Member
mdsingleton@frontier.com

Phil Starkey—Member
pvstarkey@live.com

Geoff Wesling—Attorney
gww@weslinglaw.com

Rushville City Utilities Mission Statement

Our mission at Rushville City Utilities is to work vigilantly to provide a reliable, safe and plentiful supply of drinking water daily to our customers. We also strive to provide our customers excellent customer service and are committed to treating our customers with fairness, honesty and respect.

Rushville City Utilities History

Rushville City Utilities was established in 1894 under the name City Water, Light & Power Plant. This was a year after the first electric street lights were turned on in 1893. Even though the waterworks was established in 1894, the first water and sewage lines were not installed until 1934 at a cost of $85,000. The first sewage treatment plant was not built until 1948 at a cost of $560,000. Before that time, people were connecting inside plumbing into drainage lines that flowed directly into Flat Rock River.

In 1975, the first major expansion of the sewage treatment plant was completed at a cost of $2 million. Upgrades to the sewage treatment plant were completed in 1995 at a cost of $2.5 million, thereby allowing the sewage plant to provide better treatment and increased capacity.

In 2005, a $3.5 million project added new water and wastewater service lines to a newly-annexed area along State Road 3 and U.S. 52. To increase water storage and water pressure, a 300,000-gallon water storage tank was added to this area in 2010; the cost was $1.2 million.

At present, the Rushville City Utilities is finalizing the finances of a $5.2 million wastewater improvement project that will be completed in 2015. This project will incorporate new technology along with more energy efficient equipment that has been in place since 1975. This project also is being designed so that a wet weather treatment facility can be added in the future.

The Utility Board meets at 5 p.m. every third Wednesday of each month at the City Utilities business office, 601 W. Third Street, Rushville and the public is invited.