Helmsburg Regional Sewer District (HRSD) Expansion

Updated Sept 24, 2022

Sep 22, 2022. ‘Moving really fast’: Helmsburg sewer officials seeking input ahead of grant application By  Abigail Youmans.  The board is considering applying for a grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs to help fund a sewer project which would cost $1 million or more, HRSD Vice President Kyle Myers said.

    • Will the county be asked to provide matching funds?  if so, how much?  And, should county taxpayers be expected to help defray the cost of sewer service for Helmbsug customers?
      • Note that about half of a sewer bill is for maintenance. In a stable to declining customer base, costs for service will continue to increase.
    • The HRSD has an existing customer base.   They are also expected to provide service to new customers that range from Lake Lemon to Bean Blossom to Woodland Lake.  These new customers are in the boundaries of the Brown County Regional Sewer District (BCRSD).  The BCRSD failed to acquire land for a new sewer plant in Bean Blossom and needs service from Helmsburg.
    • Why shouldn’t the HRSD Board be expanded and the Brown County Regional Sewer District (BCRSD) board be transitioned to a county advisory committee? This would result in “one” RSD serving a regional area.

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