City of Bloomington Utilities Hosts Grand Opening of Bulk Water Station

(BLOOMINGTON) – The City of Bloomington Utilities (CBU) department invites community members to the grand opening of the new bulk water station at 3220 South Walnut Street this Friday, September 20. 

Mayor John Hamilton will welcome those attending the event, where the 24-hour high-volume filling station will be demonstrated at 1 p.m.   

The station is designed for customers who need to fill a large water tank, such as landscaping or power washing companies. The hydrant meter rental program CBU operates to meet this need will start being phased out in 2020. The bulk water station will be easier for customers to use, more efficient for CBU staff, and eliminate any potential for cross-connection or backflow, which can pose a risk to the water supply.

“CBU is always working to improve and protect the public water supply,” said CBU Director Vic Kelson.  “The bulk water station offers a convenient and secure option for large volume customers.”     

The station will be open 24 hours a day and will charge a single rate to all customers ($3.16 per 1,000 gallons). The station accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and Amex. Customers must utilize their own hydrant style hose if a hose connection is required; there is also an overhead filling option. 

For more information, please contact the City of Bloomington Utilities at 812-339-1444.