Fort Wayne City Utilities is committed to providing our customers and the residents of the region with information about a variety of topics. Staff member from City Utilities are available to speak to groups about these topics. The City also provides pre-written articles that are available for use in neighborhood or company newsletters or other publications. 

Topic

Speaker and Department

Type of Presentation

Contact Information

Fort Wayne’s Combined Sewer Overflow Management Plan

·      Projects to be done

·      Time frame

·      Costs to the community

Matthew Wirtz, Deputy Director for Engineering

TJ Short, PE

PowerPoint

Brochure

Executive Summary

FAQ

Tabletop display

City Utilities

(260) 427- 5065 or 311

How Will Fort Wayne Pay to Improve Its Aging Sewer System?

  • Cost
  • Affordability study
  • Alternative funding sources

Matthew Wirtz, Deputy Director for Engineering

PowerPoint

Executive Summary

FAQ

City Utilities

(260) 427- 5065 or 311

How Fort Wayne’s Sewer Systems Work

  • Combined Sewers
  • Where are the Combined Sewer Overflows?
  • How are CSO controlled

Joe Johnson, Water Pollution Control Maintenance

Wendy Reust, PE, Utility Engineering

 

City Utilities

(260) 427- 5065 or 311

Drinking Water Backflow Prevention and Cross Connection Control Jessica Caplinger, Utility Engineering

PowerPoint

Brochure

City Utilities

(260) 427-5065 

or 311

Fort Wayne’s Sewer Repair and Rehab Program

  • Sewer televising
  • How priorities are set for sewer repair

Eric Steinman

PowerPoint

Maps

City Utilities

(260) 427- 5065 or 311

Septic Tank Elimination

How your neighborhood can obtain public sewer service

DeWayne Nodine, Manager of Development Services

Lisa Ramos, Development Services

Brochures

Development Services

(260) 427-5064 or 311

Growing the Utility System

  • Who pays for new utility infrastructure
  • How much it costs
  • Plan review process

DeWayne Nodine Manager of Development Services or

 

 

Development Services

(260) 427-5064 or 311

Connecting to City Utilities

  • How to obtain water and sewer services
  • Costs to connect
  • Connection process

DeWayne Nodine, Manager of Development Services or

 

 

Development Services

(260) 427-5064 or 311

Storm Water Quality

  • Pollution prevention
  • Watershed protection
  • What citizens can do to protect river water quality

Anne Marie Smrchek, Manager of Stormwater Engineering

PowerPoint

Brochure

Handouts

Tabletop display

City Utilities

(260) 427- 5065 or 311

Easements:  What They Are and What They Mean to You

Seth Weinglass, Utility Engineering

PowerPoint

Brochures

City Utilities

(260) 427- 5065 or 311

Stormwater Quantity Management/Drainage

  • How the storm sewer system works

Anne Marie Smrchek, Stormwater Engineering Manager

Oral presentation with time for discussion

City Utilities

(260) 427- 5065 or 311

Storm Drain Marking

  • Why and how to
  • How your neighborhood can get involved in water quality protection

Susan Beck, Water Pollution Control Maintenance

PowerPoint

Safety video

Handouts

Storm drain marking material

Susan Beck

(260) 427-6213

Fat Free Sewers

Impacts of cooking waste on the sewer system, cost of maintenance and how citizens can reduce costly accumulation of fat in sewers

Doug Fasick, CME

Jessica Caplinger, Utility Engineering

PowerPoint

Brochure

Tabletop display

Kitchen grease handling tools

City Utilities

(260) 427- 5065 or 311

Mercury Reduction at Home and in the Workplace

How to identify and reduce possible sources of mercury contamination in your home

Tom Mann, Industrial Pretreatment Program Manager

PowerPoint

Fact Sheets

Tabletop display

City Utilities

(260) 427- 5065 or 311

Camp Scott Wetlands

  • Location
  • Benefits of wetlands
  • What it helps to protect

Susan Beck, CampScott Manager

PowerPoint

Brochure

Fact Sheets

Tours available

Susan Beck

(260) 427-6213

Fort Wayne’s Rain Garden Program

  • Program overview

Anne Marie Smrchek or Mary Jane Slaton

PowerPoint

Tabletop display

Brochures

City Utilities

(260) 427- 5065 or 311

Rain Garden How-To Training

(3 hours workshop)

Workshop Facilitator and City staff

PowerPoint

How-To Manual, worksheets

Maintenance Brochure

City Utilities

(260) 427- 5065 or 311

WPC Plant for Elementary School

·         Learn how Fort Wayne treats the waste water from homes and businesses

·         Great to use in your classroom to prepare for a Plant tour

Brian Robinson, Water Pollution Control Plant Superintendent

PowerPoint

Tours available

City Utilities

(260) 427- 5065 or 311

Water Filtration Plant

How the Plant functions and water quality

Mike Gierscher, Superintendent of the Filtration Plant

PowerPoint

Brochure

Tabletop display

Tours available

City Utilities

(260) 427- 5065 or 311

Fort Wayne’s Water System

  • How it functions
  • Infrastructure projects

Andrew Schipper, Manager of Water Engineering

PowerPoint

Maps

City Utilities

(260) 427- 5065 or 311

Drinking Water Quality and Cost

  • Taste and Odor
  • Testing
  • Affordability

Vicky Zehr, Water Quality Manager

PowerPoint

Tabletop display

Brochure

City Utilities

(260) 427- 5065 or 311

Greenways and Trails

  • Location
  • Points of interest
  • Plans for future trail extensions

Dawn Ritchie, Greenways Manager

PowerPoint

Maps

(260) 427-6002

Utility Ownership and Management

  • Who “owns” City Utilities?

Justin Brugger, Chief Financial Officer/Controller

 

City Utilities

(260) 427- 5065 or 311

311 Citizens Services

  • Services 311 provides to citizens
  • Work request process

Eric Harris, Director of Citizen Services

 

311

City Utilities Customer Relations

  • Bill payment options
  • Bill payment assistance
  • Preventing frozen pipes
  • Protecting your pipes

Customer Relations Manager and staff

PowerPoint

Brochures

City Utilities

(260) 427- 5065 or 311