Q: What stormwater drainage improvements is the Town making?
A: Recently the Town identified 5 key projects based upon recommendations
from the Department of Public Works and the Town Engineer. The intent is to
make additional improvements following the completion of the 5 key projects as
funds become available. The projects are intended to accomplish the following
Alleviate neighborhood and street flooding to resolve numerous drainage problems.
Assist neighborhoods undergoing septic conversions with drainage improvements.
Reduce the frequency and duration of combined sewage overflows by improving neighborhood drainage, and thereby reducing stormwater inflow and infiltration into the sanitary sewer system.
Meet the regulatory requirements of the National Pollution Discharge
Elimination System permit as regulated by the Indiana Department of
Environmental Management and the U.S. Environmental Protection
Those not living near the high priority projects will see cleaner streams in the parks throughout Town as water discharged into White Lick Creek, which is along the extensive trail system, will be cleaner.
Stormwater department improvement projects will benefit all sanitary sewer
customers because such projects will reduce the amount of clear water entering the sanitary sewer system. The Town is required by State law to collect fees for such improvements f