South Harrison Water Corp.
South Harrison Water is continuously planning on system expansions that will help us meet the demands that continued growth places on our water system.
The Rural Development funded project to expand our water treatment plant production, and system pumping and storage capacity, was completed in July 2005. The wells and treatment plant can produce and treat 2 million gallons of drinking water per day. The total system storage capacity of our 10 water storage tanks is now 3.925 million gallons.
In 2007 we completed a one million gallon per day emergency interconnection with the Town of Corydon water system. This interconnection can be used during emergencies to receive water from, or give water to, our neighboring water system. This is a great asset to our overall operations.
In 2009 we completed the construction of a new 12" water main from the intersection of SR 135 & Watson RD, south along SR 135 and Hillcrest DR, east along Crossroads DR, and ending at the Norstam Veneer plant. This project was funded with Harrison County Economic Development Corporation funds through the Harrison County Commissioners and Council.
The next projects to be completed on our water system will be:
1. We have received grant funding for the Waswhington Twp. water line upgrade project. The project will begin at the intersection of Heth Washington RD and Ripperdan Valley RD, and proceed west along Heth Wash RD and New Amsterdam RD for 3 miles, ending near the intersection of New Amsterdam RD and Wesley Chapel RD. Plans will be drawn summer 2017 and project will bid in winter time with a planned start date for construction in spring 2018. Property owners will be contacted. This project will allow fire hydrants to be installed all the way to New Amsterdam.
2. The Lake Road / New Middletown Elizabeth Road area between SR 337 and New Middletown. We have existing 6" PVC water main that is experiencing many leaks due to high customer / pumping demands. We run the Old Goshen Booster station on this line to keep our 525,000 gallon New Middletown storage tank full. Leaks are due to high pumping demands placed on a pipe that is just too small in diameter to handle the flow. [In Planning.]
3. The Shiloh / Fogel / Old SR 135 area. We have existing 6" PVC water main that is experiencing many leaks due to high customer / pumping demands. We run the New Middletown Booster station on this line to keep our 575,000 gallon Corydon I & II tanks full. Leaks are due to high pumping demands placed on a pipe that is just too small in diameter to handle the flow. [Future.]
4. The water corporation is making plans to remodel and expand our office and warehouse facilities in New Middletown. The building is virtually un-changed since being built in 1983. We wish to expand office space and add customer service features such as a drive up window. [Future.]
5. The area from our office at New Middletown to our Lanesville tank. We have existing 6" PVC water main that is experiencing many leaks due to high ustomer / pumping demands. We run the New Middletown Booster station on this line to keep our 100,000 gallon Lanesville tank full. Leaks are due to high pumping demands placed on a pipe that is just too small in diameter to handle the flow. The route for this project has not yet been determined and the priority of the job may change due to outside influences / opportunities. [Future.]
The water corporation is continually planning for system wide improvements. As we identify other problem areas, we will plan, prioritize, and budget for those improvements and other required maintenance such as tank painting.