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Our Mission

The mission of Marion Utilities is to bring added value to the City of Marion by providing excellent customer service, maintaining the highest of standards for the lowest possible cost, and promoting environmental stewardship to ensure the future of our community.

Our Director

cbinkerd-pic-12-13-300x160-2Chuck Binkerd has served the Marion community throughout his employment at Marion Utilities since July 1998. Since September 2012, he has served in the capacity of Executive Director. Since its inception, Chuck has served as a member of the Community Revitalization Enhancement District Board and is also a member of the Grant County Economic Growth Council. For more than 34 years, he has served in various capacities throughout the municipal utilities industry. Chuck and his wife, Becca, also enjoy their work and involvement in their church. They have three children and three grandchildren and appreciate every opportunity to travel to Florida for family time.

Utility Service Board

The Marion Utility Service Board is the steward of the money that you pay for utility services. These private citizens represent you in determining the future of your utilities and how the money that you pay can best be used to ensure reliable services, both now and for generations to come. Listed below are the individuals currently serving you as the Marion Utilities Service Board:

  • Robert Logan, Chairman
  • Douglas Carl, Vice Chairman
  • William Dorsey, Member
  • Adam Binkerd, Member
  • Kristen Barney, Member
  • Herschel Lewis, Member
  • Michael Conner, Utility Attorney

Marion Utilities Internship Program





Water Treatment

Daily Capacity: 12 million gallons
Average Daily Production: 4.2 million gallons

Water Distribution System

180 miles of underground pipe
3 overhead storage tanks
2 booster pump stations
1,700 fire hydrants
2,000 control valves

Wastewater Treatment

Daily Capacity: 17 million gallons
Average Daily Flow: 6 million gallons
Collection System: 180 miles of underground pipe

Storm Water System

120 miles of underground pipe

Solid Waste

10,000 pick-ups weekly


The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) awarded the following employees: Jeff Mast…25 Year Length of Service Award, and Jason Reece…20 Year Length of Service Award.

We were awarded the Groundwater Guardian Award for continuing our groundwater awareness activities in the community.

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) awarded us the Hoosier Guardian Award with Distinction because of our active Wellhead Protection Program in Marion and the surrounding areas.

The Indiana Water Environment Association (IWEA) awarded the following employees: Pam Kirklin received the John Craddock Award, Chuck Binkerd received the 35 Years of Service Award, Robin Lockridge received the Safety Excellence Award, and Lorie Ehmer received the Laboratory Excellence Award.