New well helps lift watering restrictions


Indiana American Water has lifted outdoor watering restrictions in its Noblesville service area after placing a new well late last month that provides an additional 15 percent water delivery capacity to the system. The restrictions, which included an alternate-day sprinkling plan and a ban on weekend outdoor watering, were announced in late June after ongoing drought conditions significantly impacted customer demand.

“This is very good news for our community and we appreciate Indiana American Water expediting this project to meet customer demands in the Noblesville area,” said Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear. “Access to an adequate and reliable source of water is an important part of our local economy and the high quality of life we enjoy here.”

Additional improvements, slated to be in place by next summer, will add 15 percent more water capacity and, along with the improvements just completed, boost by nearly a third the capacity of the company’s Noblesville system.

Work on additional capacity improvements, including a new treatment facility, additional source of supply and installation of new transmission mains will continue and are expected to be placed in service by next summer. When completed, all of the improvements together will provide nearly a third more water capacity for the Noblesville system.

“The additional capacity from this new well, as well as the improvements we will be putting in place by next summer, puts us in a great position to continue meeting the water needs of a thriving, local economy,” said Indiana American Water President Alan DeBoy.

Since 2007, Indiana American Water has completed several capacity related improvements in its Noblesville system, including adding additional pumping and treatment capacity at the company’s White River North Treatment Facility, constructing a one million gallon water tank near Promise Road and 186th Street and a new booster station, and installing more than 2.5 miles of new 16-inch transmission mains.

“Noblesville has continued to grow and prosper at a time when our national economy has faced serious challenges over the last several years,” said DeBoy. “We recognize the role we play in this community’s success and have continued to regularly invest in our local water infrastructure to make sure we are supporting the city’s efforts.”

Indiana American Water’s Noblesville District has approximately 14,280 customer connections.