City Utilities is working to eliminate failing septic systems in the city, by making connections to the public sanitary sewer system available for these properties. More than 500 homes in the City are served by private septic systems. Septic systems have a limited life and eventually fail, leaching human waste into groundwater, backyards and neighborhood ditches and streams. Septic systems are linked to high E. coli bacteria counts in many small neighborhood streams and ditches during dry weather when children are most likely to play in them.
To address health hazards in our neighborhoods, City Utilities is continuing the city’s efforts to convert many neighborhoods on septic systems to public sanitary sewer service. Neighborhoods with higher septic system failure rates are the priority of our program.
Between 2009 and 2013, approximately 1,255 homes in Fort Wayne/Allen County have been or are planned to be taken off septic systems as part of SEP.
The benefits of SEP are far-reaching:
City of Fort Wayne City Utilities continues its decades-old Septic Elimination Program and continues the approach through its 2009 modified program. The following information outlines City financial partnering with property owners involved in City-approved septic elimination projects:
Click here Overview of Septic Elimination Program (SEP)
If you have any questions concerning the Septic Elimination Program, please contact City Utilities Development Services at (260) 427-1161 or come into our office at Citizens Square, 200 East Berry Street, Suite 140 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday except for holidays.
The following are project summaries outlining the details of septic elimination projects:
200 East Berry Street ,Room 130
Fort Wayne IN 46802
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