Huntingburg Wastewater Rates Set to Increase

The Dubois County Free Press reports that:

Huntingburg residents should get ready to pay more for wastewater service it was announced in the board of public works & safety meeting this (Thursday) morning.

Precipitating the increases is the recent activity which has burdened the city of Huntingburg to spend over $3 million in wastewater upgrades, the recent phosphorous remediation mandates from the state and rising operational costs.

A meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 19 at 7:30 at Huntingburg City Hall to hear how rates will be impacted.

The wastewater department has had to add new a lift station, a force main and a gravity sewer system to support increasing demands on the system. According to Superintendent Mike Kemp, those projects and the rising operational costs have impacted the department.

The results of the rate study and the engineering study will be discussed at the November 19th meeting.

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