Approximately 11 percent or 3,050 of Carmel Utilities’ 27,500 customers still receive water supplied by Citizens Water. 2,050 of these customers live in Carmel; the remaining 1,000 live in the Clay Township area that is not within the Carmel city limits. The difference in water suppliers has caused some confusion regarding the recent voluntary water conservation in Carmel requested by Carmel Utilities and the watering ban imposed by Indianapolis for Citizens Water.
As a result of the current drought conditions and the record setting demand for water, Citizens Water has asked that Carmel Utilities customers still supplied by Citizens Water comply with the outdoor water use ban instituted in Marion County. A map is attached showing the areas of Carmel and Clay Township still using Citizens Water and therefore affected by this water ban. The residents in the affected area who are on private wells are not impacted.