NORTH WEBSTER — On Friday, July 21, the Lakeland Regional Sewer District reached a symbolic milestone with a ribbon cutting at its completed wastewater treatment facility, 5002 E. 100 N., south of the Barbee Lake chain it serves. The ceremony marked the culmination of a nine year process to construct a sewer system providing service to 1,700 residents at a cost of $28 million.
The wastewater plant will also be open to the public from 9-11 a.m., Saturday, July 22.
LRSD Vice President Bob Marcuccilli kicked of the proceedings with an outline of the project’s history, going back to 2007, when the Kosciusko County Commissioners and County Counsel petitioned the Indiana Department of Environmental Management to form the district. Construction eventually began in 2015 with a loan from the United States Department of Agriculture, following a complicated process of working with property owners to place grinder stations and obtain easements for each connection.
This facility is one consideration for the Lake Tippecanoe treatment facility. Warsaw or building Lake Tippecanoe's own are the other two options.