Spurgeon Sanitary Sewer System Project Groundbreaking

On April 22, 2022, the Town of Spurgeon, IN broke ground on its $6.2M Sanitary Sewer System Project.

The following individuals or organizations were in attendance or represented at the event which appropriately took place on Earth Day at Jordan Memorial Park:

  • Mr. Eric Heaton, Town Council President
  • Indiana Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch
  • Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. – U.S. Representative, Indiana 8th Congressional District
  • State Senator Mark Messmer – Indiana 48th District
  • Dr. Terry Goodin – USDA Indiana State Director
  • Craig McGowan – USDA CP Southern District Director
  • Mark Wuellner – Executive Director for Indiana Bond Bank
  • USDA
  • OCRA
  • Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission
  • Springs Valley Bank
  • Town of Lynnville
  • Pike County Commissioners
  • Commonwealth Engineers, Inc.
  • Kieffer Bros. Construction Company
  • Town of Spurgeon’s Park Board

Project Description:

The Town of Spurgeon, located in Pike County, Indiana, currently does not have a wastewater treatment or collection system. Individual homeowners utilize septic tanks and absorption fields for on-site wastewater treatment. Due to limiting soil conditions, age, and lot sizes, a sanitary sewer system was needed in order for the Town to grow. After evaluating numerous alternatives, the Town worked with the nearby Town of Lynnville on a regional solution.

Spurgeon will construct a low-pressure sewer collection system to serve approximately 100 customers in the Town and immediate surrounding area. The Town of Lynnville recently expanded its wastewater treatment plant and will construct a pumping station and 5-mile force main to transport and treat wastewater from Spurgeon.

The project is made possible by funding from USDA Rural Development, the State Revolving Loan Fund, the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, Indiana Bond Bank, and local funds contributed by the Town and Pike County.

Project Details:

  • Regionalization Project
  • Addresses Public Health and Safety Issues
  • Approximately 21,000 Lineal Feet of Pipe
  • 82 Low-pressure Grinder Pump Stations
  • Minimally Invasive Construction
  • Construction Period of Less than 1-year (270 days)
  • Total Project Cost: $6,229,500