Mishawaka Utilities Electric Assisting with Florida Hurricane Restoration

Mishawaka Utilities Electric Division was asked by IMEA (Indiana Municipal Electric Association) to support with mutual aid efforts for Florida as they face Hurricane Ian. Mishawaka Utilities is proud to announce that we are sending one crew (4 Linemen) and two trucks (one bucket & one digger truck). They left Wednesday afternoon and will be staying overnight in Scottsburg, Indiana meeting up with other municipal utilities aiding in this effort. Early Thursday morning they will caravan together heading to their assigned staging area in Alabama near the Florida border. They will stay there until they receive further instructions on what locations in Florida are needing support after the severity of damages have been assessed.

With more than 1.3 million customers currently without power in Florida, we are very proud of our MUE employees who were able to make this commitment to help others in need knowing they would be working far away from their families over the next week or so. MUE appreciates our team that will be working with fellow public power communities throughout the United States. These crews all have left their homes and families to work in challenging, sometimes dangerous, situations.

Mishawaka Utilities Wastewater Department Receives Awards

The 2022 Conference of the Indiana Water Environment Association awarded Karl Kopec with The Honorary Member Award, and Mark Curtis with The John Craddock award for pretreatment excellence.

The Mishawaka Wastewater Division also received The Lab Excellence Award and Safety Award.

Thank you Tim Brill, Karl Kopec and the MUWW team for your extraordinary work!

Several Mishawaka City Departments Relocating Soon To Renovated Liberty Mutual Building

Things are looking a lot different on South Main Street following a major renovation to the former Liberty Mutual Insurance building; soon be the new home to Mishawaka’s City Hall, Mishawaka Police Department and Mishawaka Utilities Business Office. The move will take Mishawaka's central hub for local government from east of downtown to smack in the middle of downtown.

This will put many of our services into one building, centrally located downtown, which makes it more convenient for our citizens to access our services, but it's also an opportunity for us to most effectively offer our City services. The new police station will give us major new capabilities such as a crime lab, new evidence processing standards and a command center full of technology where we can run a scene or natural disaster event from a secure location with redundant power feed. The building was designed to be forward looking and able to meet the department’s expanding needs for decades to come.

Mishawaka Communicator - A Letter from Mayor Dave Wood

Public Safety - Priority Number One

There is no service provided by local government more vital than public safety and here in Mishawaka, it’s my priority number one. We put our (which is to say your) money where our mouths are! Police and Fire represent the biggest departments in Mishawaka government in terms of money allocated in our budget and number of employees (by far the largest employee groups in the City). But it doesn’t stop there. Mishawaka is also dedicated to hiring the best officers it can find, equipping them with the latest equipment, building state-of-the-art facilities, providing them top level training and providing competitive pay and benefits. I have mentioned before, and I want to reiterate, that no incidents of crime or senseless violence will be tolerated in our Mishawaka community.

The safety and security of our citizens is our utmost priority, and we will do whatever it takes to prevent violence in any form! Furthermore, we will actively pursue, arrest and bring to justice anyone responsible for any violent acts and crimes of any kind.

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”There are a lot of extraordinary projects going on in Mishawaka and our new Mishawaka Water tower on the very Northern side of Mishawaka is one of them.

"The City of Mishawaka's new Water tower project is starting to take shape. The new 1.5 million-gallon water tower sits at the current Gumwood Well Field. This $7 million-dollar project will increase pressure in the University Park Pressure District by 15 psi, provide more storage and greater firefighting capabilities as it will replace the current 1 million-gallon tower along University Drive. As The Tower was being raised today, August 4th 2022 and will be 153 feet at its highest point. Although it may look complete by late this summer, there will be many hours of work on the interior, and final completion will bring us to summer of 2023 when both the new tower and treatment plant will go on-line. If you are near the corner of Gumwood and Cleveland Road look up and you can’t miss seeing this new structure."

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