Town of Whiteland offices will be closed this Friday, April 18 for Good Friday. For utility emergencies on that day or on the weekends, please call the after-hours number, 535-6359.
Utility customers, note that since the 20th falls on Sunday this month, the utility bill due date is Monday, the 21st.
Due to the recent departure of a long-time officer from the force, the Whiteland Police Department is now seeking applicants to fill a full-time position. Please go to whitelandpd.us for more details and where to obtain an application packet.
Applications must be submitted by 5pm, April 17th.
Hydrant flushing will occur April 28-May 2.
The Whiteland Water Department will be flushing fire hydrants as a continuing maintenance procedure to assure quality drinking water to its customers.
Fire hydrant flushing will begin Monday, April 28, 2014, and depending on weather and workload, could take through Friday, May 2. Flushing will be done during the hours of 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Please use caution when doing laundry during this period, as the water may be discolored during the flushing operation. Any discoloration should clear within one to two hours.
Any questions or problems regarding this maintenance program should be directed to Jason Clayman, Water Superintendent at 535-6359. Or email him using this contact form on the water department page.
Thank you for letting us serve you.
About fire hydrant flushing
Fire hydrant flushing is done to remove rust and sediment from water lines and to perform testing of fire hydrants for public safety. The flushing operation may result in brief periods of reduced water pressure or discolored water. Iron in the water that may have settled into the water mains causes the discolored water. The water is only discolored. It is still safe.
If you experience discoloration and rust particles in your water:
- Locate the farthest and lowest cold water faucet in your home from the water meter.
- Remove the aerator if there is one and turn on the cold water faucet until the water runs clear.
- If the water is still discolored after running the cold water for 10 minutes, please turn off the faucet and check it again one hour later.
- Please refrain from washing white or light colored clothes.
When the flushing operation is complete, normal water pressure and clear water should return.
Limb and Stick pickup is April 21-25.
The Town of Whiteland Street Department will again be picking up limbs and sticks throughout town during the week of April 21, 2014.
The purpose of this program is to provide Whiteland residents the ability to conveniently dispose of limbs and sticks that have fallen from trees through the winter, as well as spring tree prunings. The pick-up program is administered twice a year, in the spring and fall.
The following criteria apply:
- We cannot take limbs larger than 6 inches in diameter, nor longer than 8 feet in length. No exceptions.
- No commercial tree trimming operation will be picked up. In other words, if a homeowner has trees trimmed by a commercial tree trimming company, the Town will not pick these up. Large shrub trimming operation will also not be considered for pickup. It is the responsibility of the company to dispose of those trimmings.
- We cannot take tree stumps nor shrub root balls.
- Please place appropriate-sized limbs and sticks in a neat pile near the curb or near the street, but not in the street, so that our street department can readily dispose of them in our chipper.
- Please do not place wire, trash, brush, or anything other than branches, limbs, and sticks in the pile.
If you have questions regarding this program, please call Norm Gabehart, Whiteland Street Department superintendent, at 535-6359.
Thank you for letting us serve you to keep Whiteland a wonderful place to live.
In February, the Town Council adopted an updated water rate tracker that will go into effect with the bills due in April. A copy of the adopted resolution is available here. The purpose of the rate tracker increase is to compensate for increased rates by our water supplier Indiana-American Water; the tracker does not fund maintenance or other aspects of the water utility.
Indiana-American is increasing their rate for water sold to the Town by 4.35%. However, this increase is not passed through to customers directly. Instead, the rate tracker increase is figured by dividing the total cost of the increase among all water customers. By this calculation, the tracker increase to customers is only 1.521%.
Here is an example of the effect of the tracker for the typical household using 6,242 gallons/month:
Your bill will vary of course, depending on your household water usage.
If you have any questions concerning the tracker calculation or its implementation, please feel free to contact the Town Manager Dennis Capozzi at 530-0200.