• Brownsburg and sewer district reach agreement for wastewater utility service in eastern Hendricks County

    December 05, 2012 No comments

    The Brownsburg Town Council signed an agreement at its November 28 meeting with the Hendricks County Regional Sewer District and Aqua Indiana regarding the provision of wastewater utility service for the Brownsburg East annexation area.

    The parties came to an agreement for the delivery of sanitary sewer service in an area east and west of County Road 900 from the Boone County line to the Lincoln/Washington Township line. The Town of Brownsburg will be responsible for sewer service to the west and the Hendricks County Regional Sewer District and Aqua Indiana will provide service to territory on the east of CR 900.

    Recognizing the impact that utilities will have on future growth and economic development in the area, the District will construct nearly $5 million of infrastructure in the next 18 months with adequate capacity to handle anticipated commercial service demands.

    The Town of Brownsburg’s recently adopted Comprehensive Plan identifies the Ronald Reagan Parkway interchange area’s potential to develop as a regional employment center with commercial, office, and light industrial business as well as hospitality and restaurants. The Town of Brownsburg believes that the installation of sewer infrastructure in the area will make what is now mostly undeveloped farmland into developable properties and be a catalyst to drive future development to the east of Brownsburg.

    Brownsburg Town Council President Dwayne Sawyer said, “This is a good agreement for the Town of Brownsburg, and sets in motion the construction of wastewater infrastructure needed to energize economic development in the I-74 interchange area. The Town and the Hendricks County Economic Development Partnership will soon be in a good position to market the area. New industrial and commercial development means good paying jobs for our community and increased commercial development needed to help diversify the Town’s tax base.”

    Tom Bruns, Aqua Indiana President, stressed that the agreement cements a long-term commitment by all parties to provide environmentally sound wastewater service to a large part of northeastern Hendricks County.  “We are excited about being part of one of Indiana’s fastest growing counties and look forward to expanding service as economic development occurs,” Bruns said.

    Brownsburg Town Manager Grant Kleinhenz said, “We’ve been in talks with the District and Aqua Indiana about the delivery of sanitary service since the Town annexed the Brownsburg East area in 2011. It has taken a lot of work and significant give and take on both ends, and we are pleased to have reached a mutually beneficial agreement. Both sides looked at the end goal – the Town’s priority is the establishment of infrastructure and the District wanted treatment rights – so both sides win. And, while there is a clear line of demarcation defining the service areas, we can still work together as the area grows in the future.”

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