Regional Water, Sewage, and Solid Waste Districts (Indiana)

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EZFeed Policy

Place Indiana

Applies to States or Provinces Indiana
Name Regional Water, Sewage, and Solid Waste Districts (Indiana)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations, Grant Program, Loan Program
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Natural Gas
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Indiana Department of Environmental Management
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source


In some instances, smaller communities and rural areas with wells and septic systems either may not have the ability to build the necessary infrastructure or they cannot afford the cost of providing services to maintain clean water standards. Forming a regional water, solid waste or sewer district will address concerns regarding costs and availability of services for citizens and the community, while assigning management duties to the district. Once a district is formed, it will have the responsibility for providing oversight and management of drinking water, trash removal and sanitary sewer system infrastructure. In addition, districts are eligible for low interest rate loans and grants which may not be available to private utilities. Regional water, solid waste and sewer districts are local forms of government established to address these specific concerns and manage the infrastructure of drinking water systems, sanitary sewer systems and solid waste (trash removal). Districts are established to ensure these services are available to citizens who do not have public systems, such as those with private wells and septic systems.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Curt Gasset
Department Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission
Division Water/Sewer
Address 101 W. Washington Street Suite 1500E Room Water/Sewer Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone 317-232-2749

Contact Name Joel Fishkin
Department Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission
Division Water/Sewer
Address 101 W. Washington Street Room Water/Sewer, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone 317-233-3464
Fax 317-232-6748

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Ind. Code 13-26
Date Effective 2003
Date Enacted 1996