Earlier in 2016, it was publicly announced that BCS Management was selected by the Whitley County Commissioners as the lead firm to develop and manage a new Regional Sewer District (RSD) for Whitley County. As the incumbent New Business Development management firm for the Allen County Regional Water and Sewer District, we will be able to translate several policies, procedures and capabilities to efficiently build Whitley County standards and start pursuing septic relief projects where they are needed most.
December 2016 is the kick-off month for this project, which began with an informational presentation about the fundamentals of a Regional Sewer District at a special town council meeting in Churubusco on Thursday. We will be presenting this same information to other entities throughout the county in the coming weeks, including South Whitley, Tri-Lakes Regional Sewer District and Columbia City. These meetings are to ensure that our intent and the role of the Whitley County Sewer District as an independent municipal partner to existing municipalities and towns is understood.
Ted Nitza, president of The Secant Group, LLC, our partner in this project is working with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) to petition the new municipality and develop a charter for the organization. We are simultaneously working to prioritize the list of potential project areas in 2017 which will begin with community informational meetings in those areas. Project prioritization is based on several factors which include but are not limited to public health concerns presented by the Department of Health, community advocacy or requests, and economic development goals.
We are excited to see this initiative progress after nearly two years of discussions and planning to an operational entity that can provide much needed septic relief to some areas and promote economic development in Whitley County.
Read more here in the Busco News.
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