Marshall County residents interested in commenting on the county’s proposal to create a Regional Sewer District through the Indiana Department of Environmental Management can attend a public meeting this evening at 6 p.m. in the County Building in Plymouth. 

Public comments in favor of or in opposition to the proposed creation of a regional sewer district in the county will be accepted at 6 p.m.  This is an IDEM meeting and not a County Commissioner’s meeting. 

The County Commissioners have been working on a proposed regional sewer district for more than a year after the County Health Department created a local Water Task Force and hired Jones, Petrie, and Radinski to study the county and determine areas that need to consider a sewer district due to issues with failed septic systems and over congested neighborhoods on septic systems.

The study located more than a dozen locations in the unincorporated areas of Marshall County that were a concern. After several public discussions about the creation of a regional sewer district, 13 priority areas were detailed with the lakes area of Lake Latonka, Lawrence Lake, and Mill Pond being recommended as the first project if IDEM approves the application.   The areas included in the petition to IDEM are 2.) East Bremen 3.) North Michigan Area 4.) Rushmoor Addition 5.) Donaldson and Ancilla Domini Convent 6.) McQueen’s Addition Broadview 7.) Golf View Estates 8.) Deer Trail, Tall Oaks, and Carriage Hills 9.) South Michigan Street 10.) Inwood 11.) Burr Oak 12.) Hawk Lake and 13.) State Road 331 South Tippecanoe. 

The petition proposes a 7-member District Board of Trustees with 5 members being appointed by the County Commissioners, 1 member appointed by the County Council, and 1 member appointed by the executive of the City of Plymouth.

The public hearing on Wednesday will give county residents a chance to voice their comments and concerns about the proposed regional sewer district.  There will be no presentation or response from IDEM. 

If you are unable to attend the public hearing, you will be able to view it live on the Marshall County website at   There will also be information released on submitting comments to IDEM by mail following the meeting.