Utility Department

Churubusco Sewer Department

The Sewer Department is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the sewer collection system. The Town’s sewer collection system is a gravity system and consists of several miles of various diameters of clay tile and plastic sewer lines. Five sewer lift stations (C & A, Windsor Ave, Line St., School, and Blue Lake) assist in the sewer flow. The Sewer Department also maintains sewer service for approximately 92 homes at Blue Lake. A series of grinder pumps force the waste water to our treatment plant.

There are currently 960 sewer connections including 50 grinder pumps located at Blue Lake. The Sewer Department is funded entirely by charges for service.

The Sewer Department is staffed by the Town Supervisor, Jeremy Hart; part-time Waste Water Superintendent, Todd Sattison; and three Utility workers. The Town Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations, the development of the Town sewer system, and for supervising the sewer system maintenance staff. The department can be reached by day calling the waste water plant at (260) 693-2943, the Government Center at (260) 693-9350, by fax at (260) 693-1799 or for after hours emergencies at (260) 693-2609. You can contact them directly through the online contact form. The Sewer Department is located at 9380 E State Road 205, Churubusco, IN 46723.

 

PRIOR YEAR ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • Completed a series of small upgrades to the lift stations and waste water plant.
  • Several sewer lines were repaired due to tree root infiltration.
  • Currently looking into a sewer camera for the use of determining tap locations, repair of sewer mains and identifying infiltration problems.

DEPARTMENT OBJECTIVES FOR 2012-13:

  • To replace or repair sewer mains.
  • Target Date: Ongoing.
  • Inspection and repair of manholes.
  • Target Date: Winter of 2013.
  • The development and implementation of a plan to limit the amount of grease and oil in the collection systems.
  • Target date: Ongoing.
  • To continue to work towards the prevention of inflow and infiltration of sewer lines in an effort to reduce the amount of sewer flow, which will reduce sewer treatment costs and add system capacity.
  • Target date: Ongoing.
  • To continue to meet all requirements and regulations governing sewer systems through upgraded facilities and well-educated staff.
  • Target date: Ongoing.
  • To emphasize special training and education of department employees.
  • Target date: Ongoing.

 Churubusco Street Department

Jeremy HartThe Town’s street system consists of approximately 11 miles of paved streets and alleys. The Street Department is responsible for the construction and daily operation and maintenance of Town streets, including street signing, lighting, bike paths, sidewalks, storm drainage, snow removal, sweeping and utility locates. This activity is funded (MVH) by taxes, grant funds, and miscellaneous revenues.

The Street Department is staffed by the Town Supervisor, Jeremy Hart and two Utility employees. The Town Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations and the development of the Town street system and for supervising the street system maintenance staff. The department can be reached by calling their office at (260) 693-0551, the Government Center at (260) 693-9350, by fax at (260) 693-1799, or, in

case of an after hours emergency, at (260) 693-2609. The Town Street Department is located at 215 Home Ave. You can also contact them directly through our online contact form.

Street Dept Employees

 

PLANNED CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS:

  • Sidewalk demolition and replacement of North Main and Whitley Streets
  • Reconstruction, widening and paving of Charlotte Ave, Washington St. and West St.
  • Estimated cost $60,000- $80,000.
  • Evaluation and engineering of curbing and paving a portion of Windsor Dr., Conway and Weston Ave.
  • Estimated Cost: $100,000.

PRIOR YEAR ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • Patched and repaired various streets throughout the year.
  • Routine street sweeping was performed.
  • Town received a $27,000 grant for a sign inventory.
  • Eleven streets and the Park paths were crack sealed.
  • Demolition and replacement of sidewalks along South Main Street

DEPARTMENT OBJECTIVES FOR 2012-13:

  • To protect and extend the life of the Towns streets with proper care, cleaning, crack-sealing and repair.
  • Target date: Ongoing.
  • Create a new five year plan of paving and reconstruction of Town streets.
  • Target Date: 2013
  • To complete a detailed Town-Wide Street Sign Inventory.
  • Target date: 2013.