Recommendations Coming for 4th Street Water Line Replacement in Huntingburg

Huntingburg city officials are preparing to finally move ahead on replacing a 100 plus year old water main under 4th Street.

Mayor Denny Spinner says Midwestern Engineers has been hard at work on coming up with a solution to the long-discussed project. Spinner says city water superintendent Todd Williams and a representative of Midwestern Engineers recently went to Illinois to find a plan that would work.

Spinner says the trip turned out to be a successful one:

Spinner says the water line replacement would be done using a bit of a new approach and some new technology. He says the technology is somewhat new to Indiana, but is already being used on similar projects all across the Midwest.

Spinner says if the technology is successful with the 4th Street project, it could be rolled out for other water main work that the city needs to have done:

More information will be unveiled at tonight’s city council meeting. That meeting gets underway at 7 o’clock from Huntingburg City Hall.

Of course, the city council voted last year to refinance a water bond to allow for work on the 4th Street water line to eventually get underway. That refinancing freed up some $350,000 for the city’s water department.