Hobart considers extending sewer system to subdivision

2014-04-16T21:15:00Z 2014-04-16T23:22:06Z Hobart considers extending sewer system to subdivisionChas Reilly chas.reilly@nwi.com, (219) 662-5324 nwitimes.com

HOBART | The city intends to take another look at the possibility of establishing a sanitary sewer connection to the Deep River Estates subdivision.

Hobart is planning the first phase of a sanitary sewer project, which includes the installation of a new sewer line along 61st Avenue. The line will travel under Ind. 51.

Councilman David Vinzant said the line would be close to Deep River Estates, and he would like to examine the possibility of getting a sanitary sewer connection in place in the subdivision. Deep River Estates currently uses septic systems.

Councilman Pete Mendez agreed the matter should be examined because there can be environmental hazards if there are septic malfunctions.

Mayor Brian Snedecor said city officials met with Deep River Estates residents about two years ago to discuss the possibility of including homes there in Hobart's sanitary sewer system.

At that time, some residents in that community indicated they weren't inclined to be added into the system, he said.

City officials agreed it would be appropriate to have another meeting with Deep River Estates residents to determine if they want sanitary sewer service in the subdivision.

"There's some options," Snedecor said. "We can work with them."

If Deep River Estates residents don't yet want to be added into the system, the city could still consider installing a sanitary sewer stub to the subdivision during the first phase of the sewer project.

Vinzant said Hobart already will be doing excavation work for the project, which is expected to start next year. The city possibly could save money by creating a connection that will be available when Deep River Estates residents are ready to be included in the sewer system, he said.

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