Romney residents now know how much a new sewer system will cost them

Romney residents now know how much it will cost them for a new sanitary sewer system.

Posted: Mar. 12, 2018 11:51 PM
Updated: Mar. 12, 2018 11:54 PM

ROMNEY, Ind. (WLFI) - Romney residents now know how much it will cost them for a new sanitary sewer system.

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A public meeting was held Monday night by the board members for the Romney Regional Sewer District.

Starting in April, residents will pay a monthly rate of $40 during the construction period. Once construction is complete, residents will pay a monthly fee of $84. That's expected to happen in early 2019.

Neighbors News 18 talked to say this information is really what they wanted to know.

"Being a homeowner is just kind of a process you're not really sure what to expect sometimes. You know, there's lots of rumors around town, but I came to find out for myself," said Joyce Hampton.

"The last meeting, it was a little foggy on what their monthly billing would be for each resident, so I came out just to see what the bills would be like," said Michelle Hardaway.

Failing septic systems are a problem in the area. Board members said 75 percent of the homes in Romney discharge to ditches and streams, which is not compliant with regulations. It's also a health hazard.

Construction is expected to begin within the next few weeks.

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