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January 11, 2013

Darrough Chapel sewer delayed; deadline coming

Work should be done by April.

After decades of waiting, the project to bring sanitary sewers to Darrough Chapel should be completed by April despite delays in the construction of an interceptor sewer.

Dave Duncan, Howard County Surveyor, said Friday the sanitary sewers to Darrough Chapel in the area south of Markland Avenue are operational.

To be functional property owners will have to hire private contractors to connect their residence to the sewer line and have the existing septic tanks either crushed or removed.

Duncan said the estimated cost for homeowners will range between $3,000 and $4,000, which includes the sewer tap fee that has to be paid to the city of Kokomo. Once connected to the city’s sanitary sewer system the monthly bill is expected to be around $45.

There is a $1,250 tap fee that must be paid to Kokomo before the sewer line can be connected. Residents also must sign a consent to voluntary annexation and waiver of right to object when Kokomo decides to annex Darrough Chapel.

The sanitary sewer lines on the north side of Markland Avenue have been completed. Duncan said the only work that remains is for the running of the interceptor sewer line to the north from East Vaile Street to the entrance to Arnold Street. Once the interceptor sewer is completed the sanitary sewer lines in Darrough Chapel can be connected.

The interceptor line was supposed to have been completed in 2012. The county is facing an April deadline to have most of the properties connected to a sanitary sewer.

Bowyer Excavating of Peru, was awarded a $1.24 million contract by the Kokomo Board of Public Works & Safety to install the 18-inch interceptor sewer.

Annie Flook with Bowyer, said the project has faced a lot of delays. She said some of the delays are weather related.

“They expected to be further along on the project,” Flook said. “We expect to have the work done by April.”

The Howard County Stormwater District was awarded a $600,000 state grant for the project with the county providing an additional $329,000.

Sullivan Excavating was awarded a $634,057 contract by the Howard County Commissioners to install the 8-inch gravity feed system in Darrough Chapel.

When complete, the new system will serve 132 households that have experienced frequent sewage backups as a result of homes having inadequate, failing or no septic systems.

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