The Town of Bourbon and the Marshall County Crossroads team are excited to announce the groundbreaking of a million-dollar utility improvement project to increase capacity in the town’s wastewater treatment system.

This project is being funded as part of the Stellar designation awarded to Marshall County through the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.  The capacity improvements will enable Bourbon to update two of the older pumps servicing current homes and businesses.  Importantly, it also expands system capacity, greatly increasing Bourbon’s ability to attract new housing and business for years to come.

“Infrastructure improvements are critical to any community’s growth.   Public health and safety drives economic development,” said Les McFarland, a member of Bourbon’s town council.

The project follows the recommendations of Wessler Engineering’s report conducted for the Town of Bourbon in 2019. The report evaluated Bourbon’s existing sanitary sewer collection, conveyance, and treatment systems, comprehensively reviewed the existing system, identified all associated constraints, and suggested the improvements now getting underway.

“Today as we break-ground we say “thank you” for the hard work and dedication of the Bourbon Town Council and Clerk Treasurer Kim Berger,” says Council President Ward Byers.  “Sincere thanks also go to the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs and the team at Marshall County Crossroads.  This project is a great example of how towns like Bourbon can benefit from regional partnership.”

About Marshall County Crossroads:

Marshall County Crossroads is a collaboration of leaders from across the region that engages with and inspires our communities to connect, collaborate, and create high-quality hometowns. This is accomplished by creating healthy, livable, thriving, and sustainable communities that provide current and future residents of all ages, races, and genders the best hometowns in the Midwest to live, work and play.

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