Town of Spencer Sanitary Sewer Improvements Project Groundbreaking

On Monday, September 21, 2020, Commonwealth Engineers, Inc. broke ground with the Town of Spencer on the Town‘s Inflow & Infiltration Reduction Project at the MyPath Shelter House.

The Spencer Town Council attended the groundbreaking along with Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, State Representative Bob Heaton, Southern Indiana Development Commission (SIDC) representative Matt Sward, Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) representative Christmas Hudgens and Robinson Pipe Cleaning, the Contractor.

The project focus is to mitigate inflow and infiltration by rehabilitating existing sewer mains and manholes with cured-in-place pipe lining and internal manhole coatings. This includes sewer cleaning, closed-circuit television inspection, removal of protruding laterals, lining of sewer defects, sewer point repairs, manhole replacements and rehabilitation of defective manholes.  Approximately 8,400 linear feet of sewer main and 21 manholes are anticipated to be rehabilitated/replaced as part of this project.

Spencer received $700,000 in federal grant funds for sewer system improvements in early 2020. The Town is one of 21 rural communities who received more than $12.3 million in federal Community Development Block Grant funds distributed through OCRA.

“This [Sanitary Sewer Improvements Project] is about agriculture and technology. It’s about your community. It’s about your family. When we improve our water quality like [Spencer is] going to be doing with this project, you are checking the box in all of those areas,” stated Lt. Governor Crouch when addressing the crowd at Monday’s groundbreaking.

The Sanitary Sewer Improvements Project is anticipated to be completed in March of 2021, with all of the Town Councilmen expressing their excitement for the project and its completion.