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Mayor Winnecke Presents 2022 McGary Jones Visionary & Humanitarian Award to Wayne Kinney

“As mayor, you love it when someone approaches you and says, ‘What can I do to help? What’s next? You’ve got my number. Let me know how I can help,’” said Mayor Winnecke. “Every time I talk to Wayne, that’s how our conversation ends. Wayne is someone who has given to one of our great cultural amenities. He’s someone who has a great passion for affordable housing. He has a heart for Easterseals and increasing mental health services in our community.”
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Water Bill Relief Program

(March 1, 2022) The City of Evansville will allocate $4 million in federal funds to the Evansville Water and Sewer Utility (EWSU) for a new program that will provide relief to individuals and households who qualify for help paying their water bills. The Evansville Water and Sewer Utility relief program...
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EWSU's 6.1 Million Gallon CSO Storage Basin Project Receives ‘2022 Concrete Achievement Award’

(January 31, 2022) Evansville Water and Sewer Utility (EWSU) is proud to receive the 2022 Concrete Achievement Award for the West Wastewater Treatment Plant 6.1 million-gallon CSO Storage Basin Project. The award, from the Indiana Ready Mixed Concrete Association, recognizes excellence in concrete construction. This project consisted of approximately 15,725 cubic yards of placed concrete.
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Don’t Flush “Disposable” Wipes, Throw Them in the Trash

(January 14, 2022) Evansville Water and Sewer Utility (EWSU) reminds customers to never dispose of wipes in the toilet. That goes for disposable and flushable wipes in addition to disinfectant wipes, baby wipes, and personal wipes. Some wipes are labeled “disposal” and “flushable,” but they do not break down in sewers before reaching the city’s two wastewater treatment plants.
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EWSU Bill Mailing Issue Resolved, Late Fees and Shutoffs Resume December 1

(November 9, 2021) Evansville Water and Sewer Utility (EWSU) customers who pay their bills by mail are receiving paper statements on schedule without delay now that an issue with our mail distribution system has been resolved. EWSU did not charge late fees or disconnect services for customers who were inconvenienced by late billing issues. However, on December 1, 2021, the Utility will resume charging late fees and shutting off service on accounts that have not been paid by the date on the disconnection notice.
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Prepare Lawn Irrigation Systems for Winter to Avoid Frozen Pipes

(October 20, 2021) Homeowners with lawn sprinkler and irrigation systems connected to the Evansville Water and Sewer Utility water distribution system are advised to winterize their backflow preventers before the area receives a hard freeze. The backflow device is typically located outside the home, above ground, and near the water meter. It protects the city’s water supply by preventing water and potential contaminates from flowing backward into the water distribution system.
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INDOT: Road and Ramp Reconstruction Scheduled for U.S. 41 Over Pigeon Creek

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces lane restrictions for U.S. 41 in Evansville for a complete road and ramp reconstruction project. Beginning on or around Monday, June 21, contractors will close the northbound driving lane of U.S. 41 from State Road 62 (Morgan Avenue) to Lynch Road as workers begin reconstruction of the northbound lanes and ramps in the area. The first phases of construction for the new southbound bridge are also included in this project. The current detour southbound will remain in place as workers begin to bring in dirt to raise the grade to match the northbound bridge. In early July, workers will begin dismantling the existing truss bridge. Construction of the new bridge is expected to begin in 2022.
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Storm Water Management Rain Barrel Pick Up

EVANSVILLE, IN (May 19, 2021)– The City of Evansville Storm Water Management Department is partnering with Coca Cola Refreshments to offer Rain Barrels to raise awareness about water conservation. Coca Cola has donated 55-gallon plastic drums for several years, which are converted into rain barrels. In addition, diverter kits will be provided through a partnership with Evansville Water Sewer Utility, who assisted in the purchase of 100 diverter kits for the barrels.
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Storm Water Management Rain Barrel Pick Up

The rain barrels may be picked up by individuals and organizations to be decorated and used as rain barrels at their homes or be sold for fundraisers. The barrels will be available and will be given out on a first come first serve basis. Rain barrels are available for pick-up...
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City of Evansville Announces $1 Million Grant From the Centerpoint Energy Foundation To Renovate Park Space at 4th and Main

"We’re grateful for the CenterPoint Energy Foundation’s investment in Downtown Evansville," said Mayor Lloyd Winnecke. “This park will be a wonderful addition to our revitalization efforts, and will complement the upcoming development around the block.”. The park — named CenterPoint Energy Square — will have room for a farmer’s market,...
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