Events & Happenings
Carmel Utilities partner with many community organizations to provide events throughout the year. Please visit Carmel Utilities social media platforms to stay current with information and scheduling.
A water bottle filling station, the Hydration Station was built by the City of Carmel Water Operations department. It promotes the safety of staying hydrated during the summer, as well as decreasing the use of plastic water bottles. All materials were generously donated by Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting, Carmel Countertops and Eastern Engineering.
The Hydration Station was featured at the 2021 season of the Summer Family Concert Series at the Gazebo, the Carmel International Arts Festival and the City of Carmel Oktoberfest. In 2022, the station was a guest at the Brews on the Boulevard event, as well as Late Night on Main and a return appearance at Oktoberfest.
The City of Water Operations employees (left to right) Mike Luper, Aldwin Castaneda, Greg Hollander and Steve Callahan.
Recycle & Shred-It Day
Held twice throughout the year, Carmel Utilities hosts the Carmel Shred It event, along with a team of organizations including Walgreens, AARP, Carmel Police Department, Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana, Technology Recyclers, Community SHRED-IT, Fox59, and Lamar Advertising.
Click here to view the next Community Shred-it and Electronics Recycling Day Flier:
Saturday, September 17, 2022, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Creekside Middle School
(3525 West 126th Street, Carmel)
Holiday Lights Recycling Drive
Carmel Clay Schools Green Teams, City of Carmel Utilities, City of Carmel, Technology Recyclers and White’s Ace Hardware work together to make it a green holiday season by offering a Holiday Light Recycling Drive.
From mid-November until mid-January, residents can recycle used and unwanted holiday lights at White’s Ace Hardware at 731 South Range Line Road.
Since the start of the collaborative program in 2011, more than eight tons of holiday lights have been recycled. The 2021-2022 drive collected more than 5,000 pounds!
Rain on Main
Rain on Main, a painted rain barrel contest presented by Carmel Utilities, Carmel Department of Storm Water Management and the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District, is held annually to increase awareness of water quality and efficiency in Carmel and to raise funds for water education signage in Carmel Clay Parks.
Rain Barrels continue to grow in popularity across the country; beautifully painted rain barrels increase their desirability and encourage water conservation by using recycled rainwater. Rain barrels sit under gutter downspouts to collect and store rainwater from roofs that would otherwise be lost to runoff and diverted to storm drains, streams and rivers. The collected water can then be used to water plants in the landscape instead of using treated water which saves water and energy.
Carmel Public Safety Day
Hosted by various Carmel City departments and private organizations from the community, Carmel Public Safety day is usually held in September and provides displays and presentations about: