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New or current residents, wishing to open utility services at a new location in Topeka, must fill out a Utility Application/Meter Deposit Form at the Town Hall, 124 E. Lake Street.  Deposit for deeded owners is $50.00.  Payment option is cash, check or credit/debit card.

All Utility Bill payments are mailed by the 1st of each month and due in full by the 18th at 8:00am to avoid late fees. Your payment may be brought in to the Clerk’s Office between 9:00am and 4:00pm Monday thru Friday except Wednesday which those hours are between 8:00am and 12:00pm. 

Payments may also be mailed to the Town of Topeka at PO Box 127, Topeka, IN 46571.  In addition, a drop box is available by the front door of the Municipal Building.

Your service may be disconnected for any utility bill not paid in full by the 25th of each month. Your service will not be turned back on until the past due amount, plus a $50.00 reconnection fee, is paid in full. Please refer to the Town of Topeka, Indiana Code of Ordinances, for more information or contact the Clerk’s Office.

Hydrant flushing is the process of cleaning or “scouring” the interior of water distribution mains (pipes) by sending a rapid flow of water through the mains. Hydrant flushing also tests the hydrants to make sure adequate flow and pressure is available.

Occasionally, water becomes discolored after hydrant flushing. If this happens, run your cold water tap for a few minutes until the water clears. If it doesn’t clear the first time, wait a few minutes and run the water again. You should avoid washing clothes until the water clears. Afterwards, if you notice a change in water flow, it may be necessary to clean your sink faucet screen of trapped sediment.

The brown or discolored water, caused by rust or sediment build-up, is not harmful to use or drink according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Ingesting rust from a water source does not present adverse health effects.

The Topeka Water Department personnel are on call 24/7. For problems that occur after hours please call 260-593-3407.  

 

Nixle: We would like to encourage the community to sign up for “Nixle”. By having “Nixle” you can receive alerts for issues that are happening in our community. To sign up go to www.nixle.com .

Not sure if a water leak is your responsibility or ours? Please feel free to call and we will help solve any questions that we can. If you suspect there is a water leak that is the town’s responsibility, please call us and make us aware of the issue. Do not forget, if you have a water leak, it also reflects on your sewage bill. Even a small leak can make a difference in your town bill. Check your faucets, toilets & softeners for even the slightest leak or running continually and call your plumber if you suspect a problem.

The town’s first Water Plant was built in 1979 and is classified as a WT3 facility. The plant can produce up to 750,000 gallons of water per day. The Town currently has three wells which can produce 900 GPM. Our water is tested 365 days a year to ensure we follow the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and the USEPA standards. We have natural occurring fluoride in the water coming out of our wells, so we do not supplement the water with added fluoride. 

The Town has two elevated water towers the newest tower, which was built in 2016, holds 300,000 gallons of water Our oldest water tower in service was built in 1991 and capable of storing 300,000 gallons of water. We have 425 domestic water service connections & 123 fire hydrants.

Rates Effective March 14, 2016
Ordinance 2016-3-14-A

Metered Consumption Per Month

Per 1,000 Gallons

First 2,000 gallons

$9.51

Next 3,333 gallons

8.44

Next 8,000 gallons

7.38

Next 20,000 gallons

6.33

Next 66,667 gallons

5.27

Next 100,000 gallons

4.21

 

5/8”- ¾”

$19.02

1”

44.04

1 1/4”

70.51

1 1/2”

105.54

2”

176.16

3″

422.44

4″

686.74

6″

1,584.39

 

 

Links to the Annual Water Reports

2020 Water Report

TOWN HALL

(260) 593-2300
deputyclerk@topeka-in.gov

TOWN Manager

(260) 593-2300
townmanager@topeka-in.gov

Police

(260) 593-2300
marshal@topeka-in.gov 

Emergencies: Call 911

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