Could Huntertown Separate From Fort Wayne For It's Wastewater Treatment?

By Scott Sarvay

June 30, 2010 Updated Jun 30, 2010 at 6:28 PM EDT

HUNTERTOWN, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - A Huntertown councilman says he wants the town to construct its own water treatment system, separate from Fort Wayne.

Republican David Rudolph plans to propose an ordinance Friday that would end Huntertown’s contract with Fort Wayne for wastewater treatment.

The ordinance calls for a new treatment plant by the spring of 2013.

Rudolph's cites Fort Wayne's need to upgrade its raw sewage treatment.

The resolution says independent Huntertown wastewater utilities would help Fort Wayne's upgrade.

Fort Wayne has treated Huntertown’s wastewater since 1985.

Rudolph says, “We're still in the design process. But we're looking at a cost of 8 to 10 million dollars. And that will be the hard costs. Of course, you got ongoing costs of maintaining, and so on. But the hard cost would be between 8 and 10 million dollars."

Huntertown Council could vote on the resolution next Tuesday.

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