It is with deep sadness that I announce the loss of one of our Directors, Dale Lafferre. Dale passed away on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. Dale most recently served on the Board of Directors for Edwardsville Water Corporation (EWC) as President. During his tenure, Dale led EWC through several projects to enhance and modernize our system and the ability to serve a growing population. He was a visionary who was open to new ideas and technologies in order to keep us abreast with an ever emerging industry. Dale will be greatly missed by the entire Board of Directors, staff, and membership of EWC, his community, and especially his many friends. May we express our sympathy to Dale's family and express our eternal appreciation for his many years of service and dedication to this water company.
Edwardsville Water Corporation is experiencing a problem for which we are asking your help and cooperation in obtaining a solution. We have approximately 4300 transponders in our service system. These transponders must be replaced when they are destroyed by hitting them with a lawn mower. The current cost of material is $210.00 per unit. We will not seek reimbursement for this replacement for the first incident, however any future damage will be charged to the customer. Please alert those who mow in your area to be aware of this problem and the liability thereof.
Thank you for your cooperation,
Board of Directors
Edwardsville Water Corporation
Dear Edwardsville Water Customers:
In an effort to continue to provide our customers with quality service and pursuant to IURC (Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission) Order in Cause No. 43869, Edwardsville Water will begin charging service run fees to our customers on January 1, 2019.
Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission Order in Cause Number 43869 (dated 03-08-2011) states as follows:
Service Run Fee: $25.00
Anytime Utility personnel conduct an investigation into water service issues at a customer’s property they will be charged the service run fee of $25.00. The services covered under the service run fee could include but are not limited to, turn-offs, turn-ons, customer requested meter reads and other similar activities.
If you have any questions please call us 812-948-0900. Thank you!
Edwardsville Water Corporation IS NOT responsible for the timeliness or accuracy of payments made through ANY third party payment service. Please contact our office directly at 812-948-0900 for billing questions and additional information.
Leaking toilets are often the biggest source of high water use. Water flow can continue due to a flapper sticking, the chain is stuck to something inside the tank or worn parts. A leaking toilet can waste between 200 and 6000 gallons of water per day. Some leaks can produce a running water sound that is easy to hear, some are visible as a small trickle of water running from the rim in the bowl, others are silent and intermittent and go undetected for a period of time.
To detect silent leaks, remove the lid from the toilet tank, make sure to remove any colored or bleaching cleaning agents. Flush to clear the water in the bowl. Add a few dye tables or strips, a few drops of food coloring or even colored drink mix to the tank. If there is a leak, the color in the bowl will appear within 30-60 minutes. Make sure to flush all remaining color from the tank.
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Wellhead protection is a way to protect your drinking water by managing an area around your community’s water supply wells to prevent contamination. By safely managing this important area you can help ensure a safe water supply now and in the future.
Ground water is generally a safe and inexpensive source of drinking water. Having a wellhead protection plan in place in your community gives you peace of mind and helps ensure a safe water supply for you and your family, now and in the future.
Protecting the area around the wellhead requires the cooperation of businesses and residents in the wellhead protection area. While regulatory or zoning methods are management options, education and voluntary best management practices are often the preferred way to protect a wellhead area.
Clean up your property, properly storing or disposing of potential contaminants. If you have a septic system, have it inspected and serviced regularly. Read labels and follow directions on all chemicals, fertilizers, pesticides, and other hazardous products you use. Discuss the importance of wellhead protection with your fellow citizens. Take an active role in protecting your future drinking water supplies.
“Safe Water for the Future” is a Purdue Extension program that provides resources on drinking water protection for individuals and communities. Visit their web site at http://www.ecn.purdue.edu/safewater.
05.23.2022: Edwardsville Water currently has a job opening on our field crew. Please follow the link below to submit an application, or stop by our office to complete one in person.