City Utilities operates a number of facilities that manage stormwater runoff, treat drinking water or collect and treat sewage.

Fort Wayne City Utilities is pleased to offer residents the opportunity to see how the Three Rivers Water Filtration Plant and the Water Pollution Control Plant operate to provide customers with clean, safe, great-tasting drinking water and how we clean and treat sewage before the treated water is released back into the Maumee River.

Free tours will be offered in the spring of 2019 on the following dates:

Three Rivers Water Filtration Plant on Baltes Avenue just north of the St. Mary's River pdf(see map)

Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 10:00 AM - noon.  Guided tours will be given every 30 minutes with the last tour beginning at 11:30 AM

Water Pollution Control Plant at 2601 Dwenger Avenue pdf(see map)

Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10:00 AM - noon.  Guided tours will be given every 30 minutes with the last tour beginning at 11:30 AM

Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 10:00 AM - noon.  Guided tours will be given every 30 minutes with the last tour beginning at 11:30 AM

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The Three Rivers Water Filtration Plant was constructed at the confluence of Fort Wayne's three rivers in 1933. When it was built, it had the capacity to produce 24 million gallons of treated water per day (MGD). Since the original construction there have been two major additions: a 24 MGD expansion in 1955 and a 24 MGD addition in 1981. The total capacity of the Plant today is 72 million gallons per day, enough to supply the needs of Fort Wayne for at least the next 10 to 15 years.
Learn more about how the Three Rivers Water Filtration Plant pdfcleans and treats drinking water for more than 300,000 people in the Fort Wayne region.

Water Pollution Control Aerial The Water Pollution Control Plant is the critical facility that removes harmful bacteria and other pollutants from wastewater before it is released to the river. In fact, water treated and released from the Plant is actually cleaner than the water in the Maumee River. The Fort Wayne Water Pollution Control Plant provides wastewater treatment for the City of Fort Wayne and surrounding areas.

Fort Wayne City Utilities has created a wetland area on the City's southeast side to store and treat stormwater runoff. Stormwater from several neighborhoods around McMillen Park goes to a massive storage tank at the park and is then pumped to the wetlands. The wetlands also provides a natural habitat for song birds, water birds and other animals.

Fort Wayne's Biosolids Handling Facility is located at 6202 Lake Avenue.  See map
Each day over 27 dry tons of material is left over after Fort Wayne's Water Pollution Control Plant treats and cleans wastewater. This material is stabilized in large tanks before is is piped to the Biosolids Handling Facility. The facility has 105 acres of drying basins where the material is turned regularly and air-dried for more than two years before it is mixed with composted leaves from the City's annual leaf collection program. This biosolids material is then sold to farmers and made available at little or no cost to residents. Biosolids are regularly tested for safety and to determine the amount of nutrients in the material. Biosolids Nutrient Information - Spring 2019

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The Honeysuckle Water System provides drinking water for the Honeysuckle subdivision, serving over 45 homes just north of Leo near Spencerville.

The system relies on two groundwater wells owned and operated by Fort Wayne City Utilities.

To keep the water supply safe, the wells sit in the middle of a 500-acre, 1.1-mile diameter (3000’ radius) Wellhead Protection Area that was approved by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM).

The Barn The Honeysuckle Water System wellhead (aka “The Barn")

You Can Help Protect Your Water

Whenever chemicals touch the soil – things like fertilizer, weed killer, gasoline, or diesel fuel – they could pollute your groundwater wells.

But you can help protect your water supply in three easy steps:

  • Know your numbers: Use the right amount of fertilizer and other yard chemicals. Measure your yard and follow the package instructions so you know how much is enough.
  • Use safe storage and disposal: Safely store and dispose of household chemicals (including extra fertilizer or weed killer). Never dump chemicals onto the ground, into a creek, or down a drain.
  • Report leaks and spills: Call City Utilities at (260) 427-6054 to report chemical leaks or fuel spills. If you see a leak or spill that you think could threaten public health or safety, dial 911 immediately.

Get the Fact Sheets

The more you know about your water supply, the easier it is to do your part and keep your water safe.

That’s why City Utilities and IDEM developed several downloadable fact sheets and other materials with tips and information about protecting your Honeysuckle system groundwater wells and aquifer:

Water Quality Reports

Each year, City Utilities publishes an annual water quality report for the Honeysuckle Water System. The report is required by the government and contains water quality information from the previous calendar year.

To view or download the reports (PDF format), use the links below: