Businesses move to Fort Wayne and expand here in part because of the high quality water and available capacity in the water and sewer systems. Read more about reasons to choose Fort Wayne as a place to do business. Water That Works
Site Development, Design & Construction
City Utilities' Development Services Department is your "one stop" for information related to site selection, availability and location of utility systems, design, submittal and construction requirements, permitting and inspections. For more information or to arrange a Pre-Submittal Meeting, please contact Development Services by calling 260-427-5064.
If you are developing or redeveloping property you will find information about development standards and construction requirements at the Design and Construction Resource Center. Maps of the public water, sewer and stormwater management systems may be found within the interactive GIS mapping resource.
Permits for Industries Discharging Wastewater - Industrial Pretreatment Program (IPS)
City Utilities issues permits for certain industries that are regulated by the Clean Water Act. More information coming soon including a library of permit documents that you can download and print for submittal to City Utilities.
Industrial Pretreatment requirements and general information on wastewater effluent limitations may be found in Fort Wayne's Sewer Use Ordinance -- Chapter 51 of the Municipal Code. Other IPS requirements are found in the Water Pollution Control (sewer) Utility General Rules and Regulations and in the Enforcement Response Plan.
The City of Fort Wayne has also adopted guidelines for Resolving Compliance Disputes.
Do you want to connect to the City's sanitary sewer system? Or maybe you are curious about combined sewer overflows, or want to learn more about the Septic Elimination Program? More information on these topics and other sewer-related issues is available on the Sewers page.
Did you know that Fort Wayne Utilities is responsible for managing both stormwater quality and quantity and has been mandated federal and state regulators to reduce the amount of pollution reaching the rivers? Stormwater is exactly what it sounds like. When it rains, or when snow melts, water that is not soaked into the ground may run off lawns or pavement and go directly into a storm drain, and then straight into a nearby river or creek. Learn more about stormwater and how to improve water quality in the rivers.
Every resident wants safe, great tasting drinking water and expects it to be there every time they turn on the tap. City Utilities' goal is to meet your expectations about water quality and reliability every day while providing good value. More information about drinking water quality, distribution, and City facilities is available on the Drinking Water page.