A sewer expansion project is needed to encourage residential growth and commercial development on Seymour’s southeast side.
If given the green light, the project would cost about $13 million and be completed in three phases, said Randy Hamilton, sewer utility director.
The biggest and most expensive phase will be the addition of a sewer line to route sewage from the southeast side to the city’s treatment plant off New Ford Road near the East Fork White River. That waste uses an existing sewer main along U.S. 50, which Hamilton said is at capacity.
Mayor Craig Luedeman said funding for the project is still under review, but he doesn’t want to increase sewer rates to cover the costs.
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