The City of Greenwood, IN

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Progress:

Construction on Phase 1 of the Western Regional Interceptor has begun. Critical future road closures and projects updates will be posted here in advance of any work. Below is a project schedule that was updated in this summer, detailing the projects to date. See below to see how this will affect the area. 

September Update:

Sewer interceptor construction from Wicker Road through State Road 37 to Bluff Road has been completed.

Western Regional Interceptor Progress - September 13, 2019

Background:

The City of Greenwood is undertaking the largest capital project in the city’s history. The Western Regional Interceptor encompasses 10 miles of sewer pipeline throughout White River Township, which is serviced by Greenwood’s sanitary sewer system. Total cost of the project will range from $60 to $70 million.

There are many reasons relief is needed: 

  • Reports of sewage backups into homes and businesses causing property damage continue to occur.

  • Sewage overflows are harmful for the environment and can cause a variety of public health problems. Overflows pollute our rivers, streams and other bodies of water and can expose people to disease-causing germs such as E. coli that are present in sewage. 

  • A compliance plan - entered into pursuant to an agreed order with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) - calls for the complete elimination of sanitary sewer overflows/backups and mandates a capital improvement plan to address structural deficiencies.

  • The project expands sewer capacity allowing service to be extended to existing and new developments that do not have available service currently and/or have failing septic tanks.

  • It will allow the City to remove ten (10) aging existing lift stations in the service area, resulting in substantial annual cost savings for maintenance and operations and eliminating what many consider to be eyesores that can produce unpleasant odors.

  • The Western Interceptor would make the system capable of handling additional subdivisions, as well as potential commercial development that is likely to occur in downtown Greenwood, South State Road 135 and along the proposed Interstate 69 route.  

For many years, heavy rain events - such as the flooding that took place in 2008 - have taken a tremendous toll on the current sanitary sewer system, particularly on the city’s west side and downtown areas. The pipeline, which ranges from 8-60 inches in circumference, will alleviate capacity issues in Greenwood’s sewer system not only on the west side of the city, but well into central and Old Town Greenwood.

The Western Interceptor will channel as many 7-9 million gallons of water per day away from the Pleasant Run Interceptor. Additionally, project plans incorporate the anticipated continued development on Greenwood’s west side and in White River Township. 

View a map of the proposed project.

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