List Of Locations In Indianapolis Designated As Cooling Centers

INDIANAPOLIS – The City of Indianapolis in partnership with the Marion County Public Health Department and the Indianapolis Division of Homeland Security today announced the activation of the Extreme Temperature Contingency Plan. Below are the locations and hours of operations for community centers designated as cooling sites as well as a list of Indy Parks spray grounds. Additionally, attached find a document listing the locations and hours for Indy Parks facilities serving as cooling centers. To see the news release issued earlier today, please visit

Community Centers

Community Alliance for the Far Eastside, 8902 E. 38th St.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Concord Center, 1310 S. Meridian St.
6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Will extend to 8 p.m.

Flanner House, 2424 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St.
6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Forest Manor, 5603 E. 38th St.
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Will extend to 8 p.m.

John Boner, 2236 E. 10th St.
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Martin Luther King Multi Service Center, 40 W. 40th St.
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Will extend to 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Southeast Multi-Service Center
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Salvation Army Eagle Creek Corps, 4400 N. High School Road

Salvation Army Fountain Square Corps, 1337 Shelby St.

Individuals going to the sites are encouraged to contact the Marion County Public Health Department Call Center for current hours of operation for each site, as they may change throughout the week. The Call Center number is 221-2415.

Indy Parks Spray Grounds Open Dawn to Dusk

Andrew Ramsey Park
310 W. 12th St.

Arsenal Park
1400 E. 46th St.

Bowman Park
3600 Auburn Road

Centennial and Groff Park
2300 Centennial St.

Christian Park
1200 English Ave.

Haughville Park
500 Bellview Place

Clayton and LaSalle Park
401 S. LaSalle St.

Municipal Gardens
1831 Lafayette Road

Washington Park
3130 E. 30th St.

Willard Park
1700 E. Washington St.

Windsor Village Park
6510 E. 25th St.

61st and Broadway Park
6051 N. Broadway St.

Riverwood Park
7201 Crittenden Ave.

Wes Montgomery Park
3400 N. Hawthorne Lane

Grassy Creek Park
10510 E. 30th St.

Water Company Requests No Lawn Watering through Sunday

High Water Usage Results in Low Pressure and Could Affect Firefighting

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Department of Waterworks (DOW) is asking customers to stop watering their lawn through Sunday, July 24, in the wake of this week’s high heat and lack of rain.

Previously, DOW requested customers to perform lawn watering on an every other day schedule. However, water consumption across central Indiana has continued to increase steadily since last week. Indianapolis Water, the region’s largest drinking water utility, pumped 215 million gallons (MGD) of water yesterday, compared with an average of 140 million gallons a day. Consumption is on track to top 220+ million gallons today.

“We are asking our customers to curtail lawn-watering activities in order to maintain adequate water pressure for our customers and firefighting activities,” said Matthew Klein, executive director of the Indianapolis Department of Waterworks, owner of Indianapolis Water.

Due to increased demand, some Indianapolis Water customers may already notice low water pressure. The utility will reevaluate this request to cease all lawn watering on Monday, and may return to the odd/even schedule if the excessive demand subsides.

Customers are also asked to voluntarily practice the following wise water use guidelines at all times:

· Repair or replace leaking water fixtures;
· Run water appliances, such as clothes washers and dishwashers, when they are full;
· Turn off the water while brushing teeth or shaving;
· Use a higher lawnmower setting to provide natural ground shade and promote the soil’s water retention;
· Wash cars with a bucket of soapy water and use a nozzle to stop the flow of water from the hose between rinsing;

· Cover swimming pools to reduce evaporation; and
· Retrofit low-performance fixtures with high-performance WaterSense-labeled fixtures.

The Department of Waterworks owns and manages Indianapolis Water, which serves nearly one million people in central Indiana, and contracts the system’s operation to Veolia Water Indianapolis.



For Immediate Release July 13, 2011

City and Citizens Energy Group Applaud Approval of Utility Transfer

Citizens Will Assume Ownership of Water & Wastewater Systems in Six Weeks

INDIANAPOLIS – Mayor Greg Ballard and Carey Lykins, President & CEO of Citizens Energy Group, praised today’s approval by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) of the transfer of the community’s water and wastewater utilities to Citizens. The approval by the IURC is a significant step toward ensuring well-managed and affordable utilities while providing at least $425 million in funding to make unprecedented investments through Mayor Ballard’s RebuildIndy program.

“I thank the IURC for its historic decision to place our community’s water and wastewater utilities in the capable hands of Citizens, our not-for-profit public charitable trust with a 124-year reputation for customer satisfaction and operational excellence,” said Mayor Ballard. “The stage is now set for the City to make unprecedented investments in our community that will help to improve quality of life for decades to come.”

Lykins called the IURC’s decision “an historic opportunity for Citizens to expand the promise of the public charitable trust to add value to the community through safe, affordable utility services.”

Next Steps:
Over the next six weeks, the City and Citizens will take steps to finalize the necessary documents to close the transaction. Once the transaction is finalized, Citizens will assume responsibility for the water and wastewater utilities. Citizens has offered positions to nearly all the employees of Veolia Water Indianapolis, the current operator of the water utility. Citizens has agreed to assume the City’s contract with United Water to operate the wastewater system.

Until the transaction is closed, customers with water-related issues should continue to call Indianapolis Water at (317) 631-1431, and customers with sewer and drainage related issues should call the Mayor’s Action Center at 327-4622. Citizens Gas customers should continue to call 924-3311.

For the past several months, Citizens has been engaged in careful utility integration planning.

“The focus of our integration planning is to ensure safe and reliable service, with a seamless transition for customers. Initially, the most noticeable change will be the name Citizens Water on customers’ water and sewer bills and on company vehicles and facilities. We are planning other gradual improvements to customer service over the next two years as we work to achieve annual savings available by combining the five utilities in our nonprofit, charitable trust structure,” Lykins said.

In March 2010, Mayor Ballard and Citizens announced the plan to transfer the water and wastewater systems to Citizens. The transfer is expected to result in as much as $60 million in annual savings and to deliver a 25 percent reduction in projected water and wastewater rate increases by the year 2025. The City plans to utilize the proceeds from the utility transfer to make infrastructure improvements in parks, repair bridges, streets and sidewalks, and demolish unsalvageable abandoned homes.

More information about the utility transfer plan and a copy of the IURC order may be accessed at or

About Citizens Energy Group
Citizens Energy Group is a Public Charitable Trust providing safe and reliable utility services to more than 266,000 customers in and around Marion County. The Public Charitable Trust means the utility is managed only for the benefit of customers and the community. Additional information is available online at

RebuildIndy Construction this Week in Pike

The 38th Street project from I-465 to I-65 extends into Pike Township. Please see the project details under Wayne Township.
Michigan Road from 76th Street to Double Tree Boulevard may have restrictions as storm sewer work and the creation of a pedestrian trail is underway.
Construction is underway on Georgetown Road from 30th Street to 38th Street.
Construction is underway on Conarroe Road from 79th Street to 86th Street.
Replacement of the bridge deck and railing on the 56th Street bridge over Eagle Creek is expected to begin soon. Some maintenance of traffic measures are already in place in order to accommodate force main work being completed prior to the beginning of construction on the bridge.
Construction is underway on Lafayette Road from 71st Street to North White River Parkway West Drive. This project also extends into Pike Township.
Some restrictions may be in place as work is underway on a pedestrian trail on Michigan Road from Kessler Boulevard to 75th Street. This project also extends into Washington Township.
Resurfacing work will continue on Guion Road from 38th Street to 71st Street.
Special topsoil and seed installation is underway on West 86th Street from the Hendricks County Line to Lafayette road.

2011 Rowing Club National Championships Coming to Indianapolis

More than 1,500 athletes will compete for national title at Eagle Creek Park

INDIANAPOLIS –Eagle Creek Park in partnership with the Indianapolis Rowing Center will host the 2011 U.S. Rowing Club National Championships July 13-17. The five-day regatta will feature more than 1,500 athletes competing for national titles at the junior, intermediate and senior levels in 70 events.

Due to the size of this event, the Eagle Creek Park Beach and Marina will be closed for public use Wednesday, July 13, through Sunday, July 17. Spectators are encouraged to visit the beach and marina to view the races. Eagle Creek Park’s concessions, grounds and other facilities, including the 42nd street boat ramp, will remain open and available to the public during these dates. For more information, please call Eagle Creek Park Senior Manager Carrie Kasnicka at (317) 327-7148.

The Indianapolis Rowing Center is a non-profit organization located in Eagle Creek Park that introduces the sport of rowing to youth and adults and provides development opportunities. The Eagle Creek Park Reservoir has hosted some of the most prestigious regattas held in the United States. In addition to hosting numerous U.S. Rowing National Championship regattas and several NCAA championship competitions, Eagle Creek hosted the rowing events for the 1987 Pan American Games and the 1994 World Rowing Championships, the only rowing world championships ever held on U.S. soil.

U.S. Rowing is a nonprofit, membership organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the national governing body for the sport of rowing in the United States. With more than 16,000 individuals and 1,100 organizations, U. S. Rowing serves and promotes the sport on all levels of competition.

To learn about the Indianapolis Rowing Center, visit For more information about facilities, programs and events at Eagle Creek Park, visit

3rd annual Mayor’s Latino Soccer Cup

Join Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard at the 3rd annual Mayor’s Latino Soccer Cup, August 6th and 7th, 9am-2pm, Northwestway Park, 5253 West 62nd Street, Indianapolis.

Celebrate Latino heritage during an exciting weekend of competitive soccer, in a fun family friendly atmosphere.

Register your team or individually now by visiting:

The Mayor’s website:

Mayor’s Latino Soccer Cup Printed Newsletter

Mayor’s Latino Soccer Cup Information Document

Deadline: July 28, 2011

Carlos May
Director of Latino Affairs
Office of Mayor Greg Ballard – City of Indianapolis
P: (317) 327-3690 C: (317) 677-2141 – Newsletter – Facebook – Twitter – Flickr

IMPD NW District Community Day – change in location.

Northwest District,

Due to construction at Guion Creek Middle School we were asked to change the location of Community Day.

The new location of Community Day:

New Augusta Academy North
6450 Rodebaugh Rd

This location has easy access from Michigan Rd either by 71st Street or 62nd St. This is a beautiful campus and we have all the room in the world.

Please make a note of the change of location and share this with others. We have attached a map in case you are not familiar with Rodebaugh Rd. If you forget and go to the old location, we will have a sign reminding you of the new location.

Thank you

Sgt Matt Grimes

Community Day 2011 New Location Flyer