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Water Utility


141 West Willow Street
Butler, IN 46721
Phone 260-868-5023

To obtain water service in an existing home or structure, you are required to provide  completed and signed Water and Sanitation Service Application, a copy of a driver's license or photo ID, and a $100 deposit. Service will only be provided to the property owner of record of said real estate. Applications are to be completed, in person, at the City Utility Office, 215 South Broadway.

Any applications not signed and witnessed in the Utility office must be notarized to verify the authenticity of the applicant(s)'s signature. If a notarized application is submitted by fax, the original notarized application must be filed with the Utility office within 10 business days of the receipt of the faxed application.

In a newly constructed home or building, a Tap-in and Capacity Fee Application must be completed before the City will connect the new building to the City's system. In most cases, a Tap-in and Capacity Fee will be assessed.


The City of Butler, Indiana, through its water utility, began providing drinking water to the residents of the City in 1936 after purchasing the water supply system from the Indiana Water Works Corporation. The first wells, first segments of the distribution mains and the first elevated water storage tank were placed into service around 1892.

Water Tower 3
Butler Water Tower

Growth continued throughout the next 70 years to include automatic chlorination equipment in 1959; a new, 300,000 gallon elevated storage tank in 1963; iron and manganese treatment / removal facilities in 1985; and a distribution system that has grown to 20.4 miles of water mains. The original iron / manganese treatment units were replaced with new, upgraded models installed in 2009.

Water Plant 2
Butler Water Plant

The Utility produces and distributes about 300,000 gallons of safe, reliable potable water on a daily basis to the 2,700 residents of Butler, with 950 customer (residential, commercial and industrial) accounts. The Utility owns, operates and maintains 2 municipal wells (500 gpm and 1,000 gpm capacities); a 750,000 gpd capacity water treatment plant; and a 300,000 gallon elevated storage tank.

Well 4 and Water Tower
Well # 4

In addition to the 20.4 miles of water mains, the distribution system includes 151 hydrants for use by the Butler-Wilmington Fire Department in fighting fires.

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  • Water Laborer Job Application
    document _recordid 96
    Laborer - Water, streets, parks and cemetery
  • Water Conservation Facts and Tips
    document _recordid 38
  • Wastewater Department Tap-In Application
    document _recordid 37
  • Water Department Tap-In Application
    document _recordid 36
  • Tap-in Fee & Capacity Fee Application Instructions
    document _recordid 35


  • 2023 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
    document _recordid 121
  • 2022 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report (2).pdf
    document _recordid 105
  • 2020 Annual Drinking Water Report
    document _recordid 80
  • 2011 Annual Drinking Water Report
    document _recordid 47
  • 2012 Annual Drinking Water Report
    document _recordid 46
  • 2013 Annual Drinking Water Report
    document _recordid 45
  • 2014 Annual Drinking Water Report
    document _recordid 44
  • 2015 Annual Drinking Water Report
    document _recordid 43
  • 2016 Annual Drinking Water Report
    document _recordid 42
  • 2017 Annual Drinking Water Report
    document _recordid 41
  • 2018 Annual Drinking Water Report
    document _recordid 40
  • 2019 Annual Drinking Water Report
    document _recordid 39