Department of Water Works

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The Department of Water Works provides thousands of gallons of fresh, clean water each day to residents and businesses in Michigan City. Water supplied by the Department of Water Works exceeds existing and proposed water quality standards established by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Indiana Water Pollution Control Board.
Click to view our most recent Water Quality Report

Should you have any question or concerns about the quality of your tap water you may contact our Water Filtration Plant 24 hours a day, seven days a week at (219) 872-4430.


On November 7, 2017, the Michigan City Common Council adopted Ordinance 4455 creating Section 26-2 in Chapter 26 of the City Code to require new businesses to register with the Planning & Inspection Department prior to receiving water service. No new business will receive water service until a certificate of registration from the Planning & Inspection Department is provided to the Department of Water Works. 

Contact Us

Emergency Water Quality Inquiries
Please call our Department of Water Works Filtration Plant at (219) 872-4430.
Answered 24 hours daily

Non-Emergency Water Quality Inquiries
Please call (219) 872-6280 between the hours of 7:00 AM and 3:30 PM CST Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. 

Billing and Service Initiation
Department of Water Works Main Office, 532 Franklin Square, Michigan City, Indiana 46360
Phone: (219) 874-3228     E-mail:      Fax: (219) 874-1433
Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday-Friday

Construction Information
Department of Water Works Distribution Center, 701 Grand Avenue, Michigan City, IN 46360
Phone: (219) 874-6683     Fax: (219) 809-9958
Hours: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM, Monday-Friday

  1. Water Works

    Physical Address
    Main Office
    532 Franklin Street
    Michigan City, IN 46360

    Mailing Address
    PO Box 888
    Michigan City, IN 46361

    Phone: (219) 874-3228
    Fax: (219) 874-1433
    Emergency: (219) 872-4430

  1. Distribution Center

    Physical Address
    701 Grand Avenue
    Michigan City, IN 46360

    Phone: (219) 874-6683
    Fax: (219) 809-9958

  1. Filtration Plant

    Physical Address
    111 Lake Shore Drive
    Michigan City, IN 46360

    Phone: (219) 872-4430
    Fax: (219) 873-9323
    Emergency: (219) 872-4430