Posted on August 11, 2017
Author Michael Gallenberger, WKVI
North Judson residents will have a chance to weigh in on proposed water and sewer upgrades. A public hearing is scheduled for Monday, August 21 at 6:00 p.m. at the town hall, before the regular town council meeting at 6:30. It’s a required step before the town can pursue financing for the projects.
To pay for the water upgrades, North Judson hopes to get a loan through the State Revolving Fund, as well as grant funding from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. The project would rehabilitate the two water towers, add a well, and upgrade the existing well pumps, among other improvements.
At the same time, the town is also planning $3.1 million in wastewater upgrades. That work will include modernizing the wastewater treatment plant and bringing the town’s combined sewer overflow into compliance with Indiana Department of Environmental Management regulations. The town hopes to get a 40-year bond through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Office to pay for the upgrades.
If all the funding arrangements fall into place, town officials expect to be able to make the upgrades without increasing water and sewer rates again.