TASTE & ODOR

September
23
2021

Water Quality Clear

Based on testing done in the last 48 hours.

CURRENT WATER CONDITIONS
Clear
Water has no noticeable taste to most people. As the scale moves toward green, odors in water may begin to be noticed.

Fort Wayne City Utilities is committed to providing safe, great tasting drinking water to our customers every time they turn on the tap. Changes in water taste and odor are common, and typically do not indicate that the water is unsafe. If you’re wondering why your water tastes the way it does today, you’ve come to the right place.

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WHAT AFFECTS FORT WAYNE'S DRINKING WATER?

Each of Fort Wayne’s rivers receives water from its own unique watershed. A watershed is an area of land from which rain water or snow melt drains to the same location, such as a stream at the bottom of a hillside. Whatever the water runoff picks up as it flows over land and across hard surfaces in the watershed is carried to the rivers. The St. Joseph River is the source of Fort Wayne's drinking water, so the quality of our water and the amount of treatment required to keep it safe is directly affected by the St. Joe River’s quality.

quality of our water and the amount of treatment required to keep it safe is directly affected by the St. Joe River’s quality. In addition to treating water and delivering it to your tap, Fort Wayne's water utility is involved in watershed protection efforts to ensure that the water arriving at the Three Rivers Water Filtration Plant is the best it can be. Learn more about the activities of the St. Joseph River Watershed Initiative by visiting www.sjrwi.org. Read More >

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE SYSTEM ADJUSTMENTS TO REACH ME?

Water Distribution

ESTIMATED TIME

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After water is treated at the Three Rivers Filtration Plant, it is stored in an underground reservoir until it is pumped into pipes that carry it out to serve over 250,000 customers in the Fort Wayne area.

When treatment adjustments are made at the Plant, it may take a few days for the newly treated water to reach your tap. This map is an estimate of how long treated water may take to reach your area.

My Water Tastes or Smells:

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How Does Our Water Rate?

Of the more than 150,000 water providers in the country, Fort Wayne is one of only ten, and the only water provider in Indiana, selected for the prestigious honor of receiving the 2016 Platinum Award for Utility Excellence. The award recognizes not just the top quality water that City Utilities provides to its customers but also the invaluable contribution of the water utility to public health, safety and economic development in the region.

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