County close to funding waste treatment facility

Tippecanoe County is close to funding Romney water treatment facility.
Tippecanoe County is close to funding Romney water treatment facility.

ROMNEY, Ind. (WLFI) – Tippecanoe County is close to building a new wastewater treatment facility, but must secure funding first.

County Councilman John Basham said lines running from some of the current septic systems in the town of Romney are full and are saturating the ground.

Basham said the county is trying to get a grant to pay for the majority of the $3.5 million project. He says the grant is based on income levels of the 135 houses that would be affected in Romney.

Basham said the combine income level is a half percent too high to qualify for the grant. The county would like a special exception to receive the grant.

Neighbors have mixed opinions. Ellis Jones said he likes the idea, but has some concerns.

“I’m not concerned about it working well. I just think that affording the monthly payment is going to be a problem for people,” said Jones.

The proposed wastewater facility would be built on E. 1200 South. The land is currently owned by Purdue Ag Alumni.

Basham will present two appraisals for the land at a meeting on Monday. The meeting will be at the Romney Fire Department at 6 p.m. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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