South Harrison Water Corp.
June 29, 2022The annual CCR, or water quality report, was mailed out with the bills due July 15th. It is also posted on our web site under the link "CCRs & Newsletters". If you have any questions, just call our office.
May 17, 2022The board of directors are accepting resumes for the position of General Manager. The job announcement can be viewed at this link. Interested parties should send their resume in to the Board President at the email address in the announcement as soon as possible.
May 12, 2022The board of directors voted at our May meeting to increase the fee to set a new water service meter to $2,000 beginning August 1, 2022. If you know you are going to need a water meter this summer or fall, you may go ahead and do the paperwork and pay for it now. We are notifying our customers of this change ahead of time. Material costs have rapidly increased the past two years and many items have more than doubled. Many of our utility neighbors are charging from $2,000 to $2,500 for a new residential meter.
March 14, 2022The board of directors voted at our meeting last week to hold our Annual Membership Meeting "drive thru" style like we have done the last two years. The meeting will be May 18th and drive thru hours will be from 6PM to 7:30PM. The meeting will be at our warehouse building located next to our office at 2381 New Middletown RD SE.
February 10, 2022Our Well Head Protection team met last night. We discussed many items to help protect our drinking water source of ground water at our well field. We purchased 17 additional acres at our well field site. We repaired major erosion damage caused by years of poor farming practices. We have enrolled these acres in the CRP program and will plant trees later this spring. Surrounding property owned by the Nature Conservancy was either planted in trees last year, or will be planted in trees this year. We have mailed out our annual letters to adjoining property owners and will run an ad in the Corydon Democrat about Protecting Our Drinking Water on March 9th. Please help us protect your drinking water. It is our most precious resource.
January 26, 2022Our annual customer newsletter has been inserted with the water bills due February 15th. An online version, and all of our old newsletters, is available on our web site at the link for "CCRs & Newsletters".
October 22, 2021Our new online payment portal is now online. The new link is [https://southharrisonwater.smartpayworks.com/] If you have the old site bookmarked .... please change your bookmark to the new site. You should receive an email to log in and reset your password. We also have a new 24 hour pay by phone option ..... 812-215-8183.
October 12, 2021We will upgrade our online payment portal at the end of the month. It may be offline for a short time. Existing users will receive an email to reset their passwords for the new system. We will also have an automated pay by phone 24 hour number you can use for debit & credit card transactions. All transactions will have the normal 2.7% transaction fee. The dedicated phone number is 812-215-8183. If you prefer to speak to our office persons, please call the regular number during working hours at 812-968-3425. We will continue to take card payments over the phone with the same transaction fee applied.
October 1, 2021Our water rates increased with the bills due October 15th. The base rate per meter was raised $4 / month and the retail tariff was raised 4.6%. Customers were notified with an insert to their water bills the last two months. An article also appeared in the Corydon Democrat September 22nd issue.
August 11, 2021SHW is attempting to gain funding for a water main project in the Shiloh Road (Shiloh Woods Subdivision) and from Green Acres DR along Heidelberg RD (to Valley View RD) area. This project will allow fire hydrants to be installed which will reduce your home owner's insurance rates. Please see more information and sign our online petition on Change.org at the link [www.Change.org] to support our project.
July 15, 2021 The Board of Directors voted last night to increase water rates beginning with the bills due October 15th. There will be an overall increase of 4.6% plus an increase in the Base Charge of $4.00. We will insert a page in the water bills due August 15th and also September 15th further explaining the increase. Since our big rate increase in 2010, we have continually communicated that we will be doing more frequent rate increases to keep them smaller.
June 7, 2021 Our Annual Water Quality Report (aka CCR) is now available on our web site. Click the link "Newsletters & CCRs" and look for the 2020 CCR. It is in .pdf format. All past CCRs and Newsletters are also at that link. The 2020 CCR will also be inserted in all water bills that are due July 15th.
May 20, 2021 Our annual membership meeting was held last night "drive thru style". Congratulations to board members Allen Pursell, Matt Rothrock, and Glenn Walker for being re-elected to three year terms.
May 1, 2021 Our vendor is still not ready to upgrade our online bill payment system. They have been having issues at other utilities where they have already upgraded their systems. We have chosen to delay the upgrade. We do NOT want to roll out a system that is full of bugs to our customers. That is not good for either you or us! We will announce here later when the system is ready to be upgraded.
April 6, 2021 The planned upgrade to our online bill payment system that we announced in our annual newsletter, did not go into affect becasue of a computer server issue. The upgrade has been delayed until April 22nd. The new system should go live on April 23rd.
April 6, 2021 The office is fully open for walk in business. We ask you wear a mask, but it is not mandatory.
March 10, 2021 The 2021 Annual Member Meeting will be held "drive thru style" just like last year due to the Covid 19 virus. The meeting will be May 19, 2021 at our warehouse building next door to our office at 2381 New Middletown RD SE, Corydon, IN. You may drive thru from 6PM until 730PM. The deadline to sign up for the board of directors is April 19th at 4:30PM.
February 22, 2021 We are NOT under a boil water advisory and have NOT been recently. The information shared on social media over the past weekend was incorrect. White looking water (we call it milky water because it looks like skim milk) is caused by micro air bubbles being entrapped in the water during a leak repair and subsequent flushing of the water lines. If you draw up a clear glass of this water and sit it on the counter, the air bubbles will rise to the top and dissipate. Air bubbles are not a health concern. We will flush water lines this week to clear up any residual air in our system.
January 16, 2021 Our annual customer newsletter will be inserted with your water bill due Febuary 15th. It is now available on our web site. Click the link for "CCRs & Newsletters".
January 11, 2021 Our office is now closed to walk in traffic due to Harrison County being listed as Code Red for the Covid 19 virus. If you need assistance during working hours, drive to our office and call us and someone will assist you. We can hand paperwork out the door to you if necessary. Thank you for your continued patience during this difficult time.
May 26, 2020 Our office is back open to walk in traffic as of 8AM this morning. Please respect social distancing guidlines to protect yourself and our employees.
May 15, 2020 The annual membership meeting will be held July 15, 2020 at our new warehouse facility next to our office at 2381 New Middletown RD SE, Corydon, IN. The purpose of the meeting will be to provide information to our customers and to elect our board of directors. We will allow voting from 6PM to 730 PM. Customers will "drive thru" and remain in their cars at all times. Cars will be directed to the rear of the building and registration information will be taken, a packet of information provided to you, and you will be given a ballot for voting. You will pull forward in your vehicle and deposit the ballot in the ballot box and then leave the premises. We are attempting to conduct this meeting, let the customers vote for their board representation, AND respect that we have a very unique situation regarding the coronavirus. Unique times require unique solutions. An insert will be put in your June and July water bills regarding the annual meeting.
May 4, 2020 The board of directors will decide on May 13th where and how to have the Annual Membership Meeting. We cannot use any of the school facilities due to the virus. We may have a type of "drive thru" meeting where customers can pick up our packet and vote for the board of directors without leaving your car. More info will be forthcoming as to the date, time and place.
May 4, 2020 Our office will remain closed to walk in traffic until at least May 26th (the day after Memorial Day). If you are at the office and need assistance, call us from the parking lot. No customers are allowing inside the building due to the virus outbreak.
March 30, 2020 The Annual Membership Meeting scheduled for May 20, 2020 at New Middletown school is being POSTPONED due to the coronavirus outbreak. We must make the decision early (like NOW) to give plenty of time to notify our customers and do public notices. We hope you understand.
March 24, 2020 We have had a few calls to our office .... Coronavirus / Covid19 is NOT a water borne disease. It is transmitted in the air (coughing and sneezing) and by hand to mouth contact from a contaminated surface. Your water is SAFE TO DRINK. We are monitoring all recommendations from USEPA - CDC - and IDEM.
March 24, 2020 Due to the Governor's declaration yesterday, we are operating with a limited staff for emergencies only. Routine things will have to wait. We are not installing any new services for at least the next two weeks. Our NUMBER ONE GOAL is to keep safe drinking water flowing to your tap. Other things can and will have to wait.
March 24, 2020 Our annual membership meeting is scheduled for May 20th at New Middletown School. No decision has yet been made to postpone this meeting, but there is a chance it will be re-scheduled.
March 17, 2020 OFFICE CLOSED TO WALK IN TRAFFIC DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK. WE HOPE YOU UNDERSTAND. New Service & Renters that need to do paperwork. Call us at 812-968-3425 and we will walk you thru the process. Call from our parking lot and we will hand you the paperwork out the door on a clip board and you can fill it out and hand back to us. Bill Payments: You can pay online at www.southharrisonwater.com with a debit or credit card. Walk up traffic use the night deposit box by the front door. We have placed envelopes out there. If you do not have your bill stub, make sure to write your name and address on the envelope. If you pay with cash and do not have correct change, we will credit your account with the full amount and you may have a bill credit. We are NOT making change thru the office door.
February 25, 2020 Our annual customer newsletter will be inserted in your water bill that is due March 15th. Please take time to read this newsletter. It is already on our website. Click the link that says "CCRs & Newsletters" and scroll down and look for 2020 Newsletter.
February 25, 2020 Our annual membership meeting will be at New Middletown School this year on May 20th. Any one interested in running for the board of directors must declare in writing by using a form available in our office, not later than 4:30 PM on April 20th. Details and qualifications for being a board member are shown on the form.
December 10, 2019 Our office will be closed on Dec 24th & 25th and also on Dec 31st and Jan 1st for the holidays. Call our regular office number for any emergencies and you will be connected to our 24 hour call center. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
November 22, 2019 Our new warehouse building is completed and we have moved in. For the first time in our 47 year history, all of our trucks and equipment can now be parked inside out of the weather.
July 1, 2019 Our annual water quality report is being sent as an insert to your water bill that is due July 15th. It is also on our web site ... click the link that says "CCRs & Newsletters" on our home page. It is in adobe acrobat format.
May 16, 2019 Congratulations to board members Jack Frederick, Sally Williar and Gary Eiler who were re-elected last night at our 46th annual membership meeting.
March 26, 2019 Due to the very wet year we had in 2018 and the early change to winter weather last fall, we have many, many places we have dug for leak repairs, etc. We have a contractor lined up to do some of the repair work and to seed and staw. SHW crews have also already started to do some clean up work. Customers on Ripperdan Valley RD, Heth Washington RD and New Amsterdam RD where we did the water main project last year .... please be advised the contractor will be returning very soon to take care of those areas. Customers along Corydon-New Middletown RD where the water lines were relocated due to the road project .... please contact the County Highway Dept. We have no control over their contractor. We do apologize for the inconvenience our digging causes, however, the weather simply must dry up some before these areas can be properly cleaned up.
March 26, 2019 We continue to change out water meters to automated meter reading (AMR) and plan to be 100% finished by the end of 2020. This year we will install about 350 AMR meters. Customers are sent a letter prior to their meter being changed out.
March 26, 2019 The board of directors at our March meeting voted to proceed with the construction of a new warehouse building next to our office in New Middletown. This much needed building will allow us to store our trucks and equipment inside and out of the weather. Construction should begin this summer.
February 18, 2019 Our annual customer newsletter will be inserted in your water bill that is due February 15th. Please take time to read this newsletter. It is already on our website. Click the link that says "CCRs & Newsletters" and scroll down and look for 2019 Newsletter.
November 28, 2018 Customers in the Heth Washington RD & New Amsterdam RD areas that were affected by the water main replacement job this past summer, will receive a letter in the mail from us about home owner's insurance. We installed 12 new fire hydrants in that area of our water system and if you are within 1,000 feet you could recieve a rate reduction from your inurance company. The letter is just a reminder that you should call your agent to check if you qualify.
November 5, 2018 Help Wanted - South Harrison Water Corp., located in New Middletown, Indiana, is accepting resumes for the position of Water Technician. The successful applicant must be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED, and have a valid Indiana CDL Class A driver’s license. Knowledge of water distribution systems and backhoe operation is a plus. An IDEM Grade DSL license is a big plus, but not required for initial employment, however the successful applicant will be expected to obtain a Grade DSL license. Position requires being on call for overtime work as needed. Good benefits. Starting hourly pay depends upon experience. Applicants subject to background / credit check and drug screening. Send resume no later than 4:30 PM on November 23rd to: Manager, P.O. Box 548, Corydon, IN 47112, or fax to (812) 968-3713, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 30, 2018 Our Annual Water Quality report is now available for download from the "CCRs & Newsletters" link on our home page. It will be inserted in the water bills due July 15th. All past reports are also on the web site for viewing.
May 18, 2018 The Washington Twp. water line project has been delayed. The estimated start date has been pushed back until the first week of July. Plans are still to have it completed and all clean up work finished by October.
May 17, 2018 Our annual meeting was held last night at Heth Washington School. Congratulations to board members Matt Rothrock, Allen Pursell, and Glenn Walker who were re-elected to three year terms.
March 19, 2018 Congratulations to our treatment plant operator, Bill Stewart, who was chosen by the Alliance of Indiana as the Water Operator of the Year for the State of Indiana. Congrats Bill!!
January 5, 2018 Our annual customer newsletter will be inserted in your water bill that is due February 15th. Please take time to read this newsletter. It is already on our website. Click the link that says "CCRs & Newsletters" and scroll down and look for 2018 Newsletter.
January 3, 2018 Winter weather is fully upon us. Single digit temperatures and wind chills below zero mean exposed water lines will quickly freeze. Some tips for our customers: Make sure crawl space vents are closed; disconnect hoses from outside faucets; inspect - then turn on your heat tape; trailer under pinning should be tight and secure; meter lids should be on tightly; place a bale of straw over your meter lid if it has frozen before; open cabinet doors if water lines to sinks are on an outside wall; you may leave a faucet run a very small stream to prevent your lines from freezing (and no we will not adjust your water bill); and finally .... our crew will thaw out a frozen water meter, but we are not responsible for frozen customer water lines from the meter to the house. There are many local plumbers you can call for further assistance if your private lines are frozen.
December 20, 2017 The pre-bid meeting for the Washington Twp. water line project was held today at our office. Many interested parties attended. The project bid opening will be January 24, 2018, 7PM local time, at our office headquarters. Interested bidders should contact Mr. Clint Roos at Midwestern Engineers, Loogootee, IN at 812-295-2800.
August 11, 2017 We are taking sealed bids on our 2001 Stigers backhoe trailer. It is 10 Ton, pintle hitch, electric brakes, and 18 foot with a 5 foot dove tail. It NEEDS BRAKES and is being sold AS IS - WHERE IS with NO WARRANTY EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. It can be inspected during working hours at our office 2381 New Middletown RD SE. Submit a sealed bid in an envelope with your name and a contact phone number by 4:30 PM August 25th 2017. Water company reserves the right to reject any or all bids.
June 8, 2017 Our 2016 Annual Water Quality Report is now on our website. Look under the link on our home page for "CCRs & Newsletters". The report will be mailed as an insert to your water bill at the end of June (bill due July 15th).
June 2, 2017 We were notified today that we did receive the grant funding from the State of Indiana for the Washington Twp. water line project. The funding from the State ($442,000) along with the matching funds from Heth Twp. VFD ($350,000), means that we have $792,000 total to complete the engineering, plans, specifications, inspection and the construction of 3 miles of new 6" water main that will replace old 3" mains. This will allow fire hydrants to be installed all the way to New Amsterdam. Thanks to much hard work from the Heth Twp. VFD, and support from South Harrison Water and our County Commissioners, this project is now a go.
May 19, 2017 Our 44th Annual Membership Meeting was held last night at New Middletown School. Thank you to all who attended and showed interest in their water company. Re-elected to a 3 year term was Kenny Saulman. Newly elected directors are Michael Radmacher (representing Boone Twp.) and Kyle Eschbacher (representing Heth & Washington Twps.). Congratulations to these elected board members.
April 3, 2017. We have submitted our grant application to the State of Indiana for the funds necessary to complete the proposed Washington Twp. water line upgrades. We are working with the Harrison County Commissioners and the Heth Twp. Fire Dept. on obtaining these grant funds. We will find out in June if we receive these funds. If we receive approval of the funding in June, then we will begin drawing up plans and talking to property owners along the proposed route. If we do not receive the funding in June, we can reapply to the State in September. No work will be done on this project until full funding is secure and in place.
February 10, 2017. Two of our board members have decided not to run for re-election at our annual meeting in May. The Boone Twp. district seat and the Heth & Washington Townships seat will both be vacant. If you are interested in running for either of these soon to be vacant seats, you must delare your intentions in writing BEFORE April 17th, by filling out a form that is available from our office. Some pre-qualifications do apply and are listed on the form. Contact us for more information, or come into the office.
January 9, 2017. Our annual customer newsletter will be mailed out with the bills you get on February 1st as an insert. An online version is already available on our website. Click the link that says "CCRs & Newsletters" and scroll down to the 2017 Newsletter. You will need Adobe Reader to view the online version.
November 15, 2016. SHW is working with Heth Twp. VFD officials on a grant application to upgrade lines so fire hydrants can be installed in Washington Twp. of Harrison County. Heth VFD went door to door with an income survey in Washington Twp. and we do qualify to submit the OCRA grant application to the State of Indiana in April 2017. This is all still preliminary and there is NO guarantee that we will receive the grant. Heth Twp. VFD is willing to use a portion of their Harrison County Riverboat Funds to help pay for the line upgrades. The grant will need to be sponsored by the Harrison County Commissioners, on behalf of SHW and Heth Twp. VFD. The water line to be upgraded begins at the intersection of Heth-Washington RD & Ripperdan Valley RD and extends west for 3 miles, ending near the intersection of New Amsterdam RD & Wesley Chapel RD.
August 19, 2016. An announcement will be on the water bills regarding Heth Twp. VFD officials going door to door in Washington Twp. of Harrison County with an income survey that will qualify us for a possible grant application for water system improvements in that area.
May 19, 2016. The annual Membership Meeting was held last night at South Central School. Business included a review of 2015 utility and financial numbers. Three board members were re-elected to 3 year terms: Jack Frederick (Webster Twp.), Sally Williar (Posey & Taylor Twps.), and Gary Eiler (At Large). Special recognition was given to Jack Frederick who has served for 40 continuous years on the board of directors. That makes 40 of our 43 years!! Congratulations to Jack.
March 23, 2016. The water rate tariff goes into effect with the water bills due April 15th. The new tariff can be viewed or printed out from our Home page at www.southharrisonwater.com. Click the link that says "Rate Schedule". You will need Acrobat Reader to view the file.
February 11, 2016. We have received a few phone calls regarding the lead issues in Flint, Michigan. Much mis-information has come from the news media regarding this matter. First and foremost, the lead is NOT in the source of water being pumped by Flint. However, Flint does have many lead service lines that date back over 60 years old. Almost every old city in America has some lead lines in service. As long as Flint's test results are below the level set by US EPA, they are allowed to change them out over a long period of time. The lead problem that Flint has is a result of the lead leaching out of these very old pipes into the drinking water. Flint was purchasing their water from the City of Detroit and had no problems. In a move to save money, Flint started pumping and treating their own water from the Flint River and stopped buying Detroit water. The chemistry (pH, alkalinity, hardness, turbidity, etc.) of the two water sources were quite different and they apparantly did not take this into proper consideration. The difference in water chemistry caused the lead to leach out at a high rate and enter the drinking water. Again, the lead is not in the Flint River water source. It is in the old lead pipes and is leaching into the water out in Flint's distribution system.
South Harrison Water DOES NOT HAVE any lead pipes, lead service lines, nor any lead jointed pipe in service. Because we were formed in 1972, the practice of using lead pipes was already history. Our water lines are made from PVC, concrete, and ductile iron. All utilities test for lead (and copper too) on a schedule mandated by the US EPA. The number of tests, and the frequency of these tests, are set by US EPA and are not in our control. They also require the samples to be taken inside the customer's home. This is the only sampling that we do inside a customer residence. EPA requires this because they know the most common source of lead and copper is the customer's own plumbing inside their home. In fact, if a customer has a home plumbed with plastic pipes, the EPA will not allow us to use that as a sample site. All of our test results have been below the standards set by US EPA. When we do test for lead and copper, test results from each individual sample site are mailed to that customer. All of our required water quality testing is summarized in the Annual Water Quality Report (also know as a Consumer Confidence Report or CCR) that we mail out every June. All of our historical CCR's our on our website. From our Home page, click the link that says "CCRs & Newsletters". You will need Acrobat Reader to view these files.
What happened in Flint is a tradgedy and a public health crisis. We are not taking sides, nor passing blame. We do, however, want our customers to be properly informed.
February 9, 2016. Every customer that has received an AMR meter was first mailed a letter with an insert explaining how to read the meter. If you have mis-placed this information, it is available on our web site. On the Home screen, click the "Forms" link and then click "How To Read Your AMR Meter". You need Acrobat Reader to view this file.
January 19, 2016. The annual customer newsletter will be inserted in your water bill next month. Please read for information.
January 14, 2016. The board of directors unanimously voted last night to raise retail water rates 9% across the board. The rate increase will take effect with water bills due April 15, 2016. Our financials supported an 11% increase,but the board held the line at 9%. The increase means our average customer using about 4,200 gallons per month, will see an increase of $3.69 per month. The bill for 4,200 gallons would therefore go from $41.04 to $44.73 (including tax).
October 1, 2015. The new service charge is now $1,000 plus the $110 membership fee.
July 28, 2015. Our NEW bill payment / portal web site is now online for customer use. Remember you must create a new account login and password under the new system. If you were signed up for e-billing under the old system, you must re-enroll for e-billing on the new system.
July 24, 2015. Our bill payment / portal web site is now off line because we are changing to a new vendor. Our bill payment site should be back online Tuesday July 28th. Online users will have to create a new login to the new system at that time. E-billing customers WILL receive a paper bill in the mail around August 1st. You can then login and re-request to receive e-bill alerts at that time. We are sorry for the inconvenience this necessary change may cause.
July 10, 2015. Our bill payment / portal web site will be off-line from July 24th through the 28th due to converting to our new system. If you need assistance or want to make a card payment on your account during this time, please call our office. We can take your payment over the phone. When the new system comes online July 28th, you will need to create a new online account. We are sorry for the inconvenience this necessary upgrade may cause.
June 5, 2015. SHW will be changing billing vendors starting with the water bills that customers will receive on or about August 1st. We have had many recent problems with the current vendor and this change is very necessary. To make this change, our online billing portal will be shut down on or about July 20, 2015 for one week. The new site should be back up on July 28, 2015. You may call the office during working hours to make a debit or credit card payment during that time. Also, if you have created an account on our online system, you will be required to re-create an account with the new system. We apologize for that inconveinence. If you are an E-Billing customer, you will receive a paper bill in the mail around August 1st. You can then go online, setup a new account, and choose E-billing as an option with the new system. E-billing customers will receive a letter explaining this change.
June 5, 2015. The 2015 annual newsletter and the 2014 annual water quality reports are now on the web site for download if you would like to see them.
June 1, 2015. Customer bills were sent out with the wrong due date. We apologize for the error. The correct due date should be 6/15/15 .... NOT the 5/15/15 date that is shown on the bills. The error does not effect any late charge calculations in any way.
May 21, 2015. The 42nd Annual Meeting of the water corporation was held last night at Heth Washington School. Business included a review of 2014 business and finances and the re-election of three members to the board of directors. Congratulations to Matt Rothrock, Allen Pursell, and Glenn Walker who were re-elected to three year terms. Next year's meeting will be at South Central School on May 18, 2016.
March 4, 2015. There are requirements for running for the board of directors. You may read them in our Bylaws link on our home page. They include: You must be an actual member of the corporation; you must be receiving our drinking water in your primary residence; you cannot be related to an existing director or employee; you must live in the district you plan to run for; you must be a member in good standing (cannot owe a past due bill / cannot have made multiple late payments on your account); and you must declare your intentions in writing at least 30 days prior to our annual membership meeting. Once you meet these requirements, your name will be put on the ballot and the members at our annual meeting will vote. If you are interested in running, you may contact Board President Kenny Saulman; General Manager Bruce Cunningham; or Nomination Committee Chairman Larry Day.
March 1, 2015. At our last board of directors meeting, the board voted to raise the tap on fee for a regular residential water meter (5/8" x 3/4") to $1,000 plus the $110 membership fee. This increase is due to increases in labor and especially material items. Larger meters will be calculated on an as needed basis. The US EPA required changes in the makeup of Brass water plumbing items that increased their costs by over 30%. This includes many items we use to set a new water service meter. The price increase will take effect October 1, 2015. This will give ample time for those customers that may want to install a second meter, or those that may be building a new home, to get the meter paid for PRIOR to the increase on 10/1/15. A notice will be included in our Annual Water Quality Report and a press release will also be made to the Corydon Democrat.
January 15, 2015. Some customers have inquired about fluoride in drinking water because another Harrison County utility is considering whether to stop adding it to their drinking water. Our board of directors met last night at their regular monthly meeting and this item was discussed. The position of South Harrison Water is that the addition of fluoride to our drinking water is a public health issue that we support. Fluoride is added at 1.0 parts per million. A part per million is like one penny out of $10,000.00. These low levels of fluoride promote strong tooth enamel and overall dental health. Fluoride levels are tested every day of the year by our licensed & certified operators. Fluoride test results are shown in our Annual Water Quality Report mailed to every customer address in June. All of these reports are also available on our web site. In addition, we should state that we are also proud that our utility has received the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Water Fluoridation Quality Award for at least the past 12 years in a row. This award is given by the US Department of Health & Human Services to utility companies that add fluoride at the specified level (1.0 ppm) and maintain that level throughout the year within a very narrow +/- range. We are proud of our utility staff's continual efforts to maintain both safe and adequate drinking water 24 hours per day ..... 365 days per year.
May 22, 2014. The 41st Annual Membership Meeting was held last night at New Middletown School. Re-elected to 3 year terms were Board Members Scott Bartley, Kenny Saulman, and Andy Eschbacher.
May 21, 2014. The 2013 Annual Water Quality Report is now available on this web site for download or viewing. The report will be mailed out as an insert with the water bills at the end of June.
April 25, 2014. The 41st Annual Membership Meeting is scheduled for May 21st at 7PM EDST at the New Middletown Elementary School in the gymnasium.
April 22, 2014. The incumbent board members were the only members that submitted their names to run for the board of directors by the deadline.
April 3, 2014. We will begin changing out meters to the AMR type in the South Central School area in May. Customers receiving an AMR meter will receive a letter in the mail with details of the change out program. Meters will be changed in groups from May through August.
April 1, 2014. Members are reminded that to run for the board of directors, you must submit a form in writing declaring your intentions 30 days prior to the annual meeting date. Deadline for 2014 is April 21st.
January 27, 2014. The 2014 Customer Newsletter will be mailed out with the bills due February 15th. Please read this informative newsletter. An online version is available on our web site.
December 12, 2013. All water meters in the Laconia Tank zone have now been changed out to the AMR system. We have 277 in service and will add about 300 more in the SC Tank zone in 2014.
November 25, 2013. We now have about 210 AMR meters installed in the Laconia Tank area. By the end of the year we will have Laconia Tank zone finished. In 2014, we plan to install the AMR meters in the South Central Tank zone area and will work our way up SR 337 toward New Middletown. The system is working well so far.
August 9, 2013. The SHW manager and field superintendent took the hand held meter reader and drove by the 50 meters changed out yesterday to verify that each would read correctly. 100% of the meters did read. We look forward to offering this service to all of our customers in the near future.
August 8, 2013. SHW crews changed out the first 50 water meters to our AMR meters today. This is the beginning of a major improvement for our customers, but will take several years to reach all 3,150 meters.
July 2, 2013. SHW crews will begin changing out water meters in the Laconia Tank pressure zone in August. This is part of our conversion to the Neptune automated meter reading system. Customers will be mailed a letter one month prior to their meter being changed out. 300 meters will be changed this year and at least 300 in 2014. Once completed, SHW crews can read the water meters by driving by. Customers will no longer have to read their own meter once this change is made.
May 16, 2013. The 40th Annual Meeting of South Harrison Water was held last night after the special meeting. Business conducted included a review of financial numbers and pumpage totals for 2012. We also held an election to the board of directors. Re-elected to 3 year terms were Jack Frederick, Sally Williar, and Gary Eiler. Elected to a one year term to fill the vacant Boone Township seat was Mr. Scott Bartley. Congratulations to all these board members, and welcome aboard Scott. Remember, board members are customers of the utility that are elected by other customers. These are your local representatives, elected by you.
May 16, 2013. Our customers overwhelmingly voted to opt out of IURC jurisdiction at a special meeting of the customers last night at South Central High School. 90% of the ballots cast were in favor of opting out. Thanks to all the customers who took time out to attend our meeting on a warm sunny evening. We are sure you had other things you could have been doing, but you took the time to support South Harrison Water. Again, thank you.
May 8, 2013. The 2012 Annual Water Quality report (CCR) is now available for download from our web site. From our home page, click "Reports & Newsletters". The 2012 report will be mailed as an insert to your water bill at the end of June.
May 1, 2013. There will be two individuals running for the Boone Twp. board district at our annual meeting May 15th. They are Scott Bartley and Ray Lillpop. Remember there are two separate meetings that night. The first "special" meeting will be to decide whether to opt out of IURC jurisdiction. The second meeting will be our annual meeting where the board election will occur. See you May 15th at South Central High School in the auditorium. Registration begins at 6PM and the special meeting will begin at 7PM. The annual meeting will follow the special meeting.
May 1, 2013. The e-check payment feature is now available on our bill payment portal site. Login to your account and click on payment by e-check. Enter your check and payment amount information and you can pay online without using a credit / debit card.
January 21, 2013. We will be having a special meeting of the membership at the annual meeting in May to "opt out" of regulation by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC). Because South Harrison Water is customer owned and our customers elect our governing board of directors, we have the option of removing ourselves from these costly and unnecessary regulations. See the link at the top of our home page "IURC Opt Out" for more information.
January 21, 2013. If you are interested in running for election to fulfill the Boone Township board seat, please contact our office. You must sign a form and declare in writing your intentions prior to April 15th. The unfilled term will be for one year and will then be up for re-election at the May 2014 annual meeting for a normal 3 year term.
January 10, 2013. The Board of Directors have decided not to appoint someone to fill the vacant Boone Township board seat on an interim basis. Our bylaws state that the interim appointment would only be until the next annual meeting, at which time the membership would elect someone to fulfill the vacant seat. Since the annual meeting is in May, it does not make sense to appoint someone for just a month or two.
December 27, 2012. Sadly, we must announce the death of long time board member Maurice Roby. Mr. Roby was first elected to the board of directors in 1975 and served us for 37 years. Our condolences go out to his entire family. Mr. Roby will be missed by everyone involved with South Harrison Water.
May 7, 2012. The 2011 Annual Water Quality Report is now available on our web site. This will be inserted with your June water bill (payable July 15th). E-billing customers can view it online.
January 27, 2012. Our E-billing feature from our bill payment portal now allows for "text" notifications to your mobile device. From our Home page, click on "Access My Account", then log in to your account, choose "Ebill Enrollment" and choose "text" and click update. You will be prompted for your mobile device information. When we do billing and the bills are imaged and placed on the server, you will recieve a text message that your bill is available online. You will not receive a paper bill in the mail. Yet another customer service feature we are offering our online customers.
January 26, 2012. Our annual customer newsletter will be inserted with your bill this month. An online version is available for our e-billing customers to read. Click the link "Reports & Newsletters" on our home page.
November 23, 2011. There is an announcement on your water bill regarding the availability of our e-billing feature.
November 21, 2011. We are now linked to the Harrison County Chamber of Commerce's new interactive online map. Click the link for the Chamber Map on our home page. From the new site you can get information about, and driving directions to, those participating businesses.
October 25, 2011. There is an announcement on your water bill regarding the availability of our e-billing feature.
October 12, 2011. E-billing is now available for our customers to subscribe via our secure web site. We are pleased to announce this latest customer service feature to our many customers who have requested it. Once you "opt in" to e-billing you will no longer receive a paper bill in the mail. Instead you will receive an email alert that your bill is available online.
June 27, 2011. The 2010 Water Quality Report was mailed out as an insert with your water bill today. Please review it and call the office if you have any questions regarding the content of our latest annual report.
May 18, 2011. The 38th Annual Membership Meeting was held last night at New Middletown Elementary School. Re-elected to 3 year terms on the board of directors were Andy Eschbacher, Maurice Roby, and Kenny Saulman. Pat Carroll, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management's Chief of the Drinking Water Branch, was also in attendance for an award presentation. He presented South Harrison Water with the "Hoosier Water Guardian Award (With Distinction)" for our source water protection efforts at our well field. Pat stated that there are over 800 water companies in Indiana and only 15 have been given this award. We are truly honored to have been chosen.
May 10, 2011. The 2010 Consumer Confidence Report is finished and is posted on our web site for customer viewing or download. It is Adobe Acrobat format. See our home page and click the link that says "Consumer Confidence". This report will be mailed out to all customer addresses with your July water bill.
March 29, 2011. Our annual membership meeting will be held May 18th at the New Middletown Elementary School in the gymnasium at 7PM EDST. We will review 2010's business and elect three members to our board of directors. Members should refer to our corporate bylaws (see link on our home page) if interested in filing for a board seat.
February 4, 2011. Due to circumstances beyond our control with the US Postal Service, we must change our mailing address to PO Box 548, Corydon, IN 47112. Unfortunately we did not know this was coming, or we would have included a notice in our newsletter that was just mailed out. Please bear with us during this difficult change of address situation.
February 1, 2011. The water bill that customers received in the mail today contains our annual newsletter. Please read this for important information. If you have any questions, please call our office.
December 1, 2010. The water bill customers received in the mail today contains a notice regarding the rate increase taking affect with our December billing cycle. We will include an insert with the December water bill that will help explain the new rate to our customers. The rate can be viewed and printed from the home page of this web site under the link "Rate Schedule".
November 16, 2010. The final piece of our emergency power generator puzzle came on line today; a 400 kw permanently mounted electrical power generator at our well field site. We are now capable of pumping water under emergency power at all of our critical points in the water system - from the wells at our source, through our water treatment plant, throughout our distribution system and at our office headquarters. Special thanks to the Harrison County Commissioners & Council for helping us fund this effort.
November 1, 2010. The water bill customers received in the mail today contains a notice regarding the rate increase taking affect with our December billing cycle.
October 1, 2010. The water bill customers received in the mail today contains a notice regarding the rate increase taking affect with our December billing cycle.
September 8, 2010. The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission today finally approved the general rate increase that was filed by South Harrison Water back in January. The new rate tariff will take effect with the December billing cycle payable January 15, 2011. A copy of the new rate can be downloaded from the "Rate Schedule" link on our home page.
August 17, 2010. General Manager Bruce Cunningham has successfully completed the National Rural Water Association's "Certified Utility Manager" course and has passed the extensive certification test. Bruce is one of only two "Certified Utility Managers" in the State of Indiana.
July 1, 2010. South Harrison Water has been notified by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management that we have received the "Hoosier Water Guardian Award - WIth Distinction". This award is given to drinking water professionals that have demonstrated a commitment to providing safe drinking water through their source water protection efforts. South Harrison Water has taken many steps to keep our well head area free from contaminants.
June 24, 2010. The 2009 Annual Water Quality Report was mailed today as an insert with your water bill to every billing address of record. Read over the report and call the office if you have any questions. Every report from the current one through previous years are also available on our web site as a download.
May 19, 2010. The annual membership meeting was held tonight at South Cental school. Re-elected to three year terms on the board of directors was Jack Frederick, Gary Eiler and Sally Williar.
April 29, 2010. The Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC) is now accepting public comments regarding the pending rate increase filing for South Harrison Water. If you wish to make comments, follow the link on our Home page for "Rate Increase Information" and click the link for the OUCC Public Notice and follow the instructions. Comments are due no later than May 26, 2010.
March 9, 2010. Online bill payment is now active on our home page. Click the link "Access My Account / Online Bill Payment" on our home page to take you to our secure web payment portal. You can pay by credit card online and you can also create a username & password to login and view / print your monthly bills. As with all credit card payments, the standard $2.00 processing fee applies.
February 10, 2010. South Harrison Water has received the Center for Disease Control's "Water Fluoridation Quality Award" again for calendar year 2009. This is 7 years in a row that we have received this award.
February 1, 2010. General Manager Bruce Cunningham attended the Harrison County Commissioner meeting this morning to request their sponsorship of a $1 million grant application to the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. The grant will be used for water main construction along Lake Road and New Middletown-Elizabeth Road. The commissioners approved the request with a motion by Buck Mathes; seconded by Terry Miller. Grant application deadline is July 2, 2010. The first step is to have an income survey of water company customers conducted by a third party.
January 26, 2010. The rate increase petition was filed with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission today under cause number 43850.
January 13, 2010. The board tonight unanimously voted to file for a rate increase per the Cost of Service Study conducted by Umbaugh & Associates. It has been 19 years since our last rate increase was approved. It will take about 9 - 12 months to complete this process. The filing will be through the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, which regulates South Harrison Water. The overall average rate increase requested will be 28.8%.
December 9, 2009. The board tonight approved our 2010 operations budget. Included in the budget is funding for online bill payments. This is a customer service feature that has been requested by many of our customers. We will roll out online bill payments in the first quarter of 2010 as part of our web site features. The next step will be e-billing, where customers may opt out of paper bill delivery. E-bill notification will be made by email or possibly text messaging. Watch for these new features coming in 2010.
September 17, 2009. Emergency generator has now been installed at the office headquarters / pumping station. Only the well field generator project remains to be completed.
September 9, 2009. The South Harrison Water Board of Directors voted tonight to have Umbaugh & Associates of Indianapolis, IN conduct a Cost of Service Study on our rate tariff. We have not had a rate adjustment in 18 years and the board is concerned as to where we stand with revenue versus expenses. Results of the COSS will probably be returned to the board after the first of the year.
September 1, 2009. South Harrison Water now has four of our major water pumping stations set up for emergency generator use. We have purchased a 100kw portable generator and installed manual transfer switches. Work is being completed to install a permanently mounted generator at the office.
May 26, 2009. The Harrison County Council voted tonight to provide $240,000 of funding to South Harrison Water for the purchase of emergency generators on a motion by Ralph Sherman; seconded by Richard Gerdon. Motion carried un-opposed. Members should thank the Commissioners and Council members for providing this funding.
May 20, 2009. The annual membership meeting was held tonight at Heth Washington school. Re-elected to three year terms on the board of directors was Matt Rothrock, Glenn Walker and Allen Pursell.
May 11, 2009. Manager Bruce Cunningham attended the Harrison County Council meeting tonight and made a presentation for emergency generator funding. Council will vote on the request at the May 26th meeting.
May 4, 2009. Manager Bruce Cunningham attended the Harrison County Commissioner meeting this morning and made a request for riverboat funds to purchase emergency generators. The total project will cost $410k, but SHW is willing to pay $170k of the project costs. Buck Mathes made a motion to fund $240k and Terry Miller seconded. The request will now go to the County Council for hearing at their May 11th meeting.
April 24, 2009. South Harrison Water has filed a modification to its schedule of rates and charges with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission. This modification is for the Credit Card Surcharge portion of our non-recurring charges and does not affect retail rates in any form. A public notice appears on our web site, is displayed on our office front door, and will appear in the Corydon Democrat.
April 6, 2009. Manager Bruce Cunningham attended the Harrison County Commissioner meeting this morning and made a request for riverboat infrastructure funds to purchase emergency generators. The total project will cost $410k, but SHW is willing to pay a portion of the project costs. Buck Mathes made a motion to fund $205k, but the motion died due to a lack of second. The other commissioners stated they wanted a month to discuss the need for generators with other water utilities. Cunningham was told to return to the commissioner's May 4th meeting.
March 4, 2009. The sprinkler system / fire protection service was turned on today for Norstam Veneer. The new 12" water main is now in service and customer meters and tap lines are now being connected. By April we should begin the pavement repairs and will start cleaning up the pipeline route and customer yards as the weather allows.
February 4, 2009. South Harrison Water dodged another bullet during the recent ice storm and related power outages. We used a combination of water stored in our tanks, interconnections with neighboring utilities, and emergency generators to keep the water on to our customers. A special thanks to our employees who worked many overtime hours to keep your water on. Some of our employees were out of power at their own homes for up to six days. We will be discussing the purchase of emergency generators at our February board meeting. They are a big expense.
January 14, 2009. Norstam 12" water main project is approximated 65% complete. Over 11,000 feet of water main has now been laid. Thank you for your patience during this necessary time of construction. Winter time is not the optimal time for a large project of this nature. Clean up of rock and debris and also yard seeding and strawing will occur in the spring as weather allows.
January 1, 2009. Our new schedule of rates and charges went into affect today. We raised many of our non-recurring charges to help cover the actual costs of doing business. Our water rates were not affected in any way by these changes. Please refer to the back of your water bill for an explanation of these charges. They are also explained in our schedule of rates and charges. Follow the link on our Home page to download a copy of our Rate Schedule.
December 30, 2008. Our annual customer newsletter was mailed out today to every billing address on record. The newsletter was inserted into your regular bill envelope. Please make sure to read this informative newsletter for information about South Harrison Water. If you have any questions about the newsletter, feel free to call our office.
November 14, 2008. Norstam 12" water main project is well underway. About 3,000 feet of main has been laid and both road bores of SR 135 are now finished. Please bear with us during this time of construction. Some local traffic delays can be expected on Hillcrest DR north of Mauckport.
November 12, 2008. Board of Directors have agreed to institute the new schedule of IURC approved non-recurring charges beginning January 1, 2009.
October 27, 2008. Contractor began laying 12" water main in front of Norstam Veneer plant today. Project will proceed north and end at the intersection of SR 135 & Watson RD. Please bear with us during this time of construction.
September 15, 2008. The Harrison County Commissioners today approved the written agreement concerning the Norstam Veneer 12" water main project. Notice to proceed will now be given to the low bid contractor, Infrastructure Systems, Inc. of Orleans, IN. The project is expected to begin in mid October.
September 3, 2008. The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission approved today the requested increase in utility non-recurring charges. These fees are being increased to cover our costs of labor, material, and transportation. No increase to the water rates are planned at this time. The fees that will increase are: Connection fee ($750.00), Reconnection Charge ($40.00), General Service Charge - Working Hours ($50.00), General Service Charge - Non-Working Hours ($80.00), Returned Check Charge ($35.00), and the Meter Reading Charge ($10.00).
August 18, 2008. Painting of Laconia Tank on Merk RD has begun. This regular scheculed maintenance includes the complete sandblasting of the interior and exterior of the water tank. A three coat epoxy based paint system will be applied to the interior and exterior. Work is expected to take about 60 days and no water outages will be necessary.
August 13, 2008. Bids were opened at our regular board meeting tonight for the Norstam Veneer 12" water main project. A total of eight contractors submitted bids for the 12" water main construction. The bids were read aloud at the meeting. The apparent low bid was submitted by Infrastructure Systems, Inc. from Orleans, IN. Bids were taken under advisement until reviewed for correctness by our engineering firm. Contracts will not be signed until a written agreement has been executed by South Harrison Water, Harrison County Commissioners, and Norstam Veneer.
July 30, 2008. Press release appeared in the Corydon Democrat today about the new style water bills coming in August and also the non-recurring fee increases filed with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission.
June 11, 2008. Board of directors voted to raise many of our non-recurring charges through the 30 day filing process with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Cmmission. Tap on fee will raise from $450.00 to $750.00, plus the $110.00 membership fee. Other fees will also raise. Fee increases are to cover our actual cost of doing business. There will be NO INCREASE to the water rates.
May 19, 2008. Web site updated with Water Quality Report for calendar year 2007. This Consumer Confidence Report will be given out at our annual meeting on Wednesday night and will be mailed out to every customer address before the July 1, 2008 deadline.
May 14, 2008. Board of directors passed a motion to go with outsourced bill printing services. Post cards will no longer be used and new style bills will come in a sealed envelope with a return envelope included. Board also accepted the bid from Diversified Coatings for the sand blasting and painting of our Laconia Tank on Merk Road. Tank will be painted later this summer.
April 29, 2008. South Harrison Water today contacted Midwestern Engineers to begin the preliminary engineering necessary for the state permits and bid documents for the 12" Norstam water line project. SHW personnel will be making property owner contact along the proposed construction route over the next few weeks.
April 28, 2008. The Harrison County Council voted tonight to send a letter of intent to provide $900,000 of funding to the Economic Development Corp for the 12" water line construction for Norstam Veneer. Motion by Ralph Sherman; seconded by Leslee Robertson. Carried 6-0.
April 21, 2008. The Harrison County Commissioners voted tonight to grant $900,000 to the Economic Development Corporation, which will in turn pass the monies to South Harrison Water for the construction of 18,000 feet of 12" water main that will provide fire protection service to Norstam Veneer. The project is planned to begin at the SR 135 / Watson RD intersection, following SR 135 and Hillcrest Drive to the twin churches area, then along Crossroads Road to the Norstam factory. Motion made by Terry Miller; seconded by JR Eckart. Carried 3-0.
January 10, 2008. The annual customer newsletter was mailed out today. As usual, we also included 12 return envelopes for your monthly bill payments and 12 stickers that say "Read SH Water Meter" for your family calendar. As a reminder, it is important to read your meter the same time each month.
November 14, 2007. The emergency interconnection built with the Town of Corydon water system, is now operational and on line ready for use. The interconnection is for emergency purposes only and can supply drinking water from Corydon to South Harrison, or from South Harrison to Corydon. It has a capacity of up to 1 million gallons per day. This project was funded with Harrison County infrastructure monies. Special thanks to the county commissioners and the county council for approving the funding for this emergency interconnection between the two utilities.
May 25, 2007. If you are reading this, then you already know that our web site has moved to a new location. South Harrison Water has teamed with Portative Technologies, Corydon, IN to bring high speed internet to rural areas of Harrison County. As part of that effort, we have moved our web page to a new server and easier to remember web address. We hope that in the future this will allow us to add new features and information to our web site. Just check us out at www.southharrisonwater.com.
May 16, 2007. The water company held its 36th annual membership meeting tonight at South Central School. Business conducted at the meeting included a review of 2006 financial information and the re-election of three members to our board of directors. Congratulations to Jack Frederick, Sally Williar, and Gary Eiler. Next year's annual meeting is tentatively scheduled for May 21, 2008 at New Middletown Elementary School.
April 2, 2007. The county commissioners held a public hearing at 8:30 AM today to discuss the closing of Rainey Well RD. No one spoke against closing the road. The commissioners then voted to close the road. The water company will work with the adjoining property owners to install locked gates.
March 5, 2007. Manager Bruce Cunningham presented a petition to close Rainey Well RD to the Harrison County Commissioners at their regular meeting. A public hearing has been scheduled on the matter at 8:30AM on April 2, 2007 at a regular commissioner meeting.
January 8, 2007. Crews have begun laying 6" water main along Maple RD in Boone Township. This new main will loop part of our distribution system and increase service reliability.
December 12, 2006. Contractors have bugun installing the below grade piping necessary for the new Corydon emergency interconnection, located along SR 135 south of Central. If the weather cooperates, we will complete construction by spring.
November 30, 2006. The Centers for Disease Control and the United States Department of Health & Human Services has awarded South Harrison Water its 4th consecutive "Water Fluoridation Quality Award". The award states in part "... commends this water system for its consistent and professional adjustment of the water fluoride content to the optimum level for oral health for 12 consecutive months. Consistent, high quality water fluoridation practice, as demonstrated by this water system, is a safe and effective method to prevent tooth decay, improving the oral health of the community residents of all ages."
October 10, 2006. The Harrison County Council tonight approved $175,000 for South Harrison Water and the Town of Corydon to build an emergency interconnection. The motion to approve was made by Councilman Ralph Sherman and Seconded by Councilman Buck Mathes. Vote was 5 - 0 - 1, with Kenny Saulman abstaining. Representatives from both water utilities would like to thank the Commissioners and Council for approving this request.
September 18, 2006. General Manager Bruce Cunningham and Corydon Town Council President Fred Cammack, jointly attended the Harrison County Commissioners meeting tonight to make a second request for funding to build an emergency interconnection between the two water systems. The request was approved by the commissioners on a motion by James Goldman; seconded by Jim Heitkemper. The utilities will present their request to the Harrison County Council at their planning meeting September 25, 2006, at 7PM.
September 5, 2006. General Manager Bruce Cunningham and Corydon Town Council President Fred Cammack, jointly presented a request to the Harrison County Commissioners today for funding to build an emergency interconnection between the two water systems. The one million gallon per day proposed interconnection would enable each utility to provide drinking water to the other in case of an emergency on that system. The request was tabled by the commissioners until their next regular meeting September 18, 2006.
September 5, 2006. South Harrison Water welcomed their new employee, Adam Ferree, to his first day of work today.
August 11, 2006. The US Army Corps of Engineers riverbank / well protection project is now finished. Pictures were added to the web site today showing the different phases of construction and the completed job.
August 7, 2006. The US Army Corps of Engineers riverbank / well protection project is nearly finished. The pre-final inspection was held today and to date 4,000 tons of rock have been placed. Another 500 tons of rock will be placed tomorrow and the final inspection will be held Thursday August 10th. The job looks very good and the contractor has done excellent work. Pictures of "before and after" will be put up on our "Pictures" link by the end of the week.
June 27, 2006. The well field CRP planting is now finished. We have planted the property in warm season grasses and established clover buffers and water ways around and through the property. Problem erosion areas have been repaired and re-seeded. This effort has been made to help with our well head protection program. Well head protection is all about protecting our drinking water source from possible future contamination.
June 13, 2006. The US Army Corps of Engineers riverbank stabilization project near our wells began today. The project includes clearing of 225 feet of riverbank and the placement of four barges of rip-rap to help prevent further erosion from occuring. The project has a 90 day completion window.
May 31, 2006. The 2005 Water Quality Report (also know as a consumer confidence report) was uploaded to the web site today. This report is mailed out annually to every customer on record and gives information about our water, water testing, and test results. There is a text version and also Adobe Acrobat versions available here on our web site. Follow the link on our opening home page that says "Consumer Confidence". We also have past year's reports available in Acrobat format for download. We are proud that we did not have any testing or monitoring violations in 2005.
May 17, 2006. The water corporation held our annual membership meeting at Heth Washington School tonight at 7PM. Business included a review of 2005 business and financial data and also the re-election of three board members to our board of directors. Congratulations to Allen Pursell, Matt Rothrock, and Glenn Walker who were re-elected to three year terms.
February 8, 2006. At our regular board meeting, the directors voted to accept the low bidder TJC Engineering on the US Army Corps of Engineers riverbank protection project around our Ranney Well. The total cost of the bid is $330,000 and the cost share portion out of SHWC’s pocket is $133,662. The board of directors also decided to proceed with enrolling our property in the federal CRP program and plant warm season native grasses on our 23 acres. Some discussion also occurred about repairing the erosion damage in the vacant fields and cost sharing with the local Soil & Water Conservation District on establishing water ways in those three areas. A block ad also appeared in the Corydon Democrat today as a part of our well head protection public education outreach program.
January 26, 2006. The water company web site has been completely updated with new information, including about 40 new photos on our 'pictures' link and new information on our 'water conservation' link. Email the webmaster with any thoughts or comments you have regarding our web site.
January 18, 2006. Our first 'targeted newsletter' was mailed out today to a list of county officials and public/private board members. This newsletter is being done to help educate those individuals, and provide better communications, about the role of South Harrison Water in Harrison County.
January 6, 2006. The annual customer mailing was sent out today. Included in the mailing was an informative newsletter and 12 return envelopes for bill payments. We strive to keep our customers informed of ongoing activities and system improvements.
December 7, 2005. General Manager Bruce Cunningham today was elected board president of the Alliance of Indiana Rural Water. The Alliance is the rural water association in Indiana that is affiliated with National Rural Water. They receive grant funding from the federal government to help Indiana's approximatly 975 small water and wastewater systems. The Alliance is headquartered in Indianapolis and has a staff of 10 employees.
November 9, 2005. South Harrison Water board of directors approved the utility office staff's proposal to begin automatic bank drafting of customer payments. Plans are to begin this program on a limited basis in December, with roll out to all customers in January 2006.
October 5, 2005. South Harrison Water was notified today by the Indiana Department of Health that we have received the "Water Fluoridation Quality Award" for calendar years 2002 and 2003. This award is given by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the US Department of Health and Human Services to drinking water systems that maintain the proper fluoride level in their water in every sample taken during the calendar year. Congratulations to all South Harrison employees, especially Bill Stewart our treatment plant operator.
September 22, 2005. SHWC crews today set the last of the county funded fire hydrants. During the last 7 years, South Harrison Water has installed 89 new fire hydrants. Of the 89, 43 were paid for with Harrison County grant funds and 46 were paid for from our own cash flows. We are very proud of our commitment to fire protection. In 1997 we only had 9 fire hydrants system wide. As of today's date we have 98.
August 16, 2005. The pumps are running hard to meet our customer demand. Each day so far this month, we have exceeded 1 million gallons of production. Our newly expanded water system is meeting our expectations. We are however, having leaks in other parts of our system due the high demand. We apologize for any inconvenience and want to ensure you that we will work toward upgrades in those areas in the future.
August 2, 2005. The US Army Corps of Engineers has bid the river bank stabilization project at the South Harrison Water well field. Bids are due to the Corps office on August 18th. Contact the Louisville District of USACE for more information.
July 15, 2005. The water treatment plant project is now complete, with a total production capacity of 2 million gallons of drinking water per day. The total USDA Rural Development Project will soon be closed out. The $3.85 million project is projected to come in under budget and on time. Congratulations to all involved in this project.
July 11, 2005. The Harrison County Council voted tonight to approve the request for $112,000 in riverboat funding to support the US Army Corps of Engineers river bank stabalization project. The motion to approve was made by Ralph Sherman, seconded by Buck Mathes. Motion carried 4-2 with Alvin Brown and Rhonda Rhodes opposed. SHWC would like to thank the County Couniclmen and Commissioners who voted to support our porject.
July 8, 2005. The new water treatment plant expansion project is now nearly finished. Both sides of the plant were making water at the same time today for the first time. Our capacity is now 1,400 GPM, or 2 million gallons per day.
June 27, 2005. General Manager Bruce Cunningham presented a request for $112,000 in funding to the Harrison County Council this morning. The $112k will be used as a match for a US Army Corps of Engineers river bank stabilization project near our water wells.
June 15, 2005. The new Rehoboth one million gallon tank was placed in service this afternoon. The extra one million gallons of tank capacity brings our total system storage capacity to 3.925 million gallons.
June 10, 2005. Filling of the new Rehoboth one million gallon storage tank began today. It will take several days to fill the tank, followed by two days of bacteria testing, before the tank can be placed into service for public use.
June 6, 2005. Bruce Cunningham, General Manager of South Harrison Water, today made a presentation to the Harrison County Commissioners requesting their support of a joint project with the US Army Corps of Engineers to stabilize the river bank near our water wells. The Commissioners agreed to support South Harrison Water and to also pass a request for funding to the Harrison County Council for the $112,000 in matching funds needed. The motion was made by Jim Heitkemper; seconded by JR Eckart. James Goldman was not present at the meeting.
May 18, 2005. The annual membership meeting was held tonight at New Middletown School. Business conducted included a review of 2004 finances and construction, and also the election of three board members. Re-elected to three year terms to the board of directors were Maurice Roby and Kenny Saulman. The members present also elected Andy Eschbacher as a new board member to represent Heth and Washington Townships. Congratulations Mr. Eschbacher.
May 11, 2005. Regular board meeting held. Board said good bye to Bob Weber who has decided not to run for another term. Thank you Bob for your service to South Harrison Water.
May 5, 2005. The painting crew (Currens Co.) is now on site and have begun painting of the new one million gallon tank.
May 3, 2005. The new one million gallon tank near Rehoboth has been erected and the crew from Caldwell Tank has left the site. Painting crew should arrive soon.
May 2, 2005. Candidates for the board of director election at our annual meeting were posted in our office as required by our by laws today. Call our office for details.
April 19, 2005. Mac Construction has completed the clean up work on our new 18" water main project. If additional clean up work is needed on your property at a later date, contact our office.
December 29, 2004. Caldwell Tank arrived on site today to begin erection of our new one million gallon elevated storage tank near Rehoboth. Scheduled completion is July 11, 2005.
December 20, 2004. The water treatment plant expansion is now well under construction. Scheduled completion is July 11, 2005. The project will double our capacity.
October 8, 2004. The initial pipeline route cleanup work is now finished. We expect the ditch line to settle over the winter and will have our cleanup crew back next spring.
September 21, 2004. Mac Construction laid the last piece of 18" water main on our project today. The total project is about 7 miles of 18" ductile iron pipe. Mac has done a fine job and the crews are now starting clean up work. Please bear with us as we make our way back across the construction route doing clean up.
August 16, 2004. The Harrison County Commissioners today signed an interlocal agreement with South Harrison Water to install 14 new fire hydrants in Harrison Township. These hydrants are in addition to the 29 already installed in Boone, Webster, and Heth townships that were also funded by county government. Make sure to thank your elected officials (Commissioners and Council) for this grant funding.
July 14, 2004. Caldwell Tank has begun construction of our new 1 million gallon Rehoboth tank. The footers and foundations are now under construction and are progressing well. Over 250 cubic yards of concrete and thousands of feet of reinforcing steel will be placed in the foundations. When finished and filled with water, the new tank will weigh about 10 million pounds. Tank erection will proceed this fall with final painting scheduled for spring 2005.
June 30, 2004. Today South Harrison Water finally closed our $3.85 million loan with the USDA Rural Development program to finance our next system expansion. The loan closing was at noon local time. The loan closing was followed at 2PM with a pre-construction meeting and contract signing with the low bidders on the project. Congratulations to Pace Contracting of Jeffersonville, IN - the low bidder on the treatment plant expansion; Mac Construction of New Albany, IN - the low bidder on the water main installation; and Caldwell Tanks, Louisville, KY - the low bidder on the new storage tank.
June 15, 2004. The New Middletown tank painting project is now completed. The newly cleaned and painted tank is now back in service. The tank was completely sandblasted to bare metal and repainted. The interior coating used is a 30 year sealant that should give many years of tank service. We feel the exterior white paint is a vast improvement over the old faded and peeling brown (pink?).
May 20, 2004. A big South Harrison Water welcome to our newest employee, Bradley (BJ) Lillpop.
May 19, 2004. The 31st Annual Membership was held tonight. The agenda included a review of 2003 business data and the election of three board members. Congratulations to Jack Frederick, Sally Williar, and Gary Eiler who were each re-elected to three year terms on the board.
April 14, 2004. Bids were opened at the board meeting tonight for our USDA RD funded water capacity expansion project. Bids are being reviewed by our engineering firm for correctnness before any contracts are awarded. Thank you to all bidders for bidding. Bids were also opened for the maintenance painting of the New Middletown water storage tank. The low bidder was Sam Estes painting. Painting should begin by the first of May and be completed by the end of May.
April 12, 2004. Employee Steve Chambers gave his notice of voluntary termination today. An ad will be ran in the Corydon Democrat for two weeks advertising for Help Wanted. Good luck Steve with your future endeavors.
April 7, 2004. Indiana 9th District US Congressman Baron Hill visited with South Harrison Water officials today at our office in New Middletown. We thanked Congressman Hill for his efforts in obtaining a $200,000 grant for river bank erosion control at our well field in southern Harrison Count. We also discussed other issues facing the water industry today. Thank you Congressman Hill for your help.
April 6, 2004. It is now official. The 2004 Annual Member meeting will be held at South Central High School in the new auditorium. Thank you to the school for letting us use their wonderful new facility for our meeting.
April 3, 2004. A letter was mailed out today to customers whose yards remain a mess from the construction projects last fall and winter. The contractors have been notified to have the construction route cleaned up by May 1st, weather permitting.
March 31, 2004. A pre bid meeting for our USDA RD funded expansion project was held today at our office in New Middletown. Much interest has been expressed in the project by the bidders.
March 16, 2004. Manager Bruce Cunningham gave a drinking water presentation to a South Central Elementary School 5th grade class today. Items discussed were drinking water regulations, well head protection, the water cycle and pollution prevention. This outreach is part of our public relations effort.
February 2, 2004. Manager Cunningham met with Boone Township Fire Department personnel tonight to discuss their status as first responders to any incident that might occur at the well field area. Training was held on South Harrison Water's well head protection plan and how Boone VFD can help in that effort.
January 13, 2004. IDEM field inspector Shawn Flanningham conducted a sanitary survey today of our drinking water system. This inspection covers all aspects of utility operations including paperwork and a visual inspection of all buildings and tanks. No discrepancies were noted.
December 4, 2004. USDA RD officials met at South Harrison Water today to discuss the status of the expansion project. All paperwork has been submitted and we are pending review by state and federal agencies.
August 26, 2003. The new 12" water main from Old Goshen to Central is nearly complete. One mile of pipe along Central Drive remains to be laid on this 7.5 mile project. Please be patient with us during this period of intense construction.
May 22, 2003. The 30th annual membership meeting was held last night at Heth Washington Elementary School. Re-elected to the board of directors were District 8 incumbent Matt Rothrock and District 9 incumbent Glenn Walker. Also a new board member was elected to represent District 7. Congratulations to Mr. Allen Pursell. A review of 2002 business and financial data was conducted and door prizes were awarded. The meeting was attended by approximately 100 people.
April 23, 2003. The slate of candidates is set for the 2003 annual membership meeting. District 7 - Incumbent Bill Nichols - opposition candidate Allen Pursell. District 8 - Incumbent Matt Rothrock - no opposition candidate. District 9 - Incumbent Glenn Walker - opposition candidate Nancy Blessett.
April 22, 2003. The 12" water main project is still progressing well. The contractor has installed line from Old Goshen pump station to the bottom of the hill at Benny Watson's Bridge on Buck Creek. Clean up work is scheduled to begin on the first part of the job as soon as the weather allows.
April 1, 2003. The 12" water main project along Old Goshen / Union Chapel / Watson Road is progressing well. A little over 3 miles of line is now in the ground and work is ongoing. Please bear with us during this time of construction and spring rains.
March 20, 2003. South Harrison Water welcomes a new employee, Mark Buzzee from Laconia. Mark brings 14 years of prior experience in the water industry with him to SHWC. Welcome Mark.
January 24, 2003. The annual customer mailing of 12 return envelopes and a newsletter will be done 1/24/03.
January 8, 2003. The SHWC Board of Directors voted tonight to award our 12" water main (Old Goshen to Central) bid to the low bidder - Corydon Stone & Asphalt.
August 29, 2002. Our new rate tariff for the Chariot Run golf course has been approved and is now posted on our web site. Follow the "Rate Schedule" link and look under section B.
August 12, 2002. South Harrison Water tonight was approved by the Harrison County Council for the $500,000 grant of funds that we have been trying to get for some time. The funds will be used to construct 7 miles of 12" water main from the Old Goshen area to the town of Central. The motion for approval was made by Councilman Ralph Sherman; seconded by Councilman Buck Mathes, and carried unopposed 5-0. Councilman Kenney Saulman abstained from voting.
August 12, 2002. South Harrison Water Corporation today received an award from the American Water Works Association, a national water and waster water trade association. The "Award of Excellence" is for outstanding safety and no lost time accidents or injuries in 2001.
June 11, 2002. Work began today on re-erection of a 100,000 gallon water storage tank at our water treatment plant near Laconia. This tank will be painted in July and placed into service. This storage tank is being completed at about 40% of the cost of a new tank and will greatly benefit the water corporation's operation.
June 10, 2002. Manager Bruce Cunningham attended the Harrison County Council meeting tonight to request approval of the proposed $500,000 funding to SHWC to build a new 12" water main from Old Goshen to Central. The council took no action, as this request was not properly advertised for public notice. The manager and county council decided to advertise the request and they will review it again at the July 8th meeting.
May 28, 2002. Manager Bruce Cunningham presented a proposal to the Harrison County Council tonight to provide $500,000 funding to SHWC to build a new 12" water main from Old Goshen to Central. The council took no action as this was a planning meeting. The council will vote on the proposal at their regular meeting June 10th.
May 16, 2002. Last nights annual membership meeting was attended by well over 100 people. A total of 97 votes were cast during the director elections. All three incumbent directors were re-elected to the board: Robert Weber, Kenny Saulman, and Maurice Roby.
May 6, 2002. Manager Bruce Cunningham presented a proposal to the Harrison County Commissioners to provide $850,000 funding to South Harrison Water for construction of 7.2 miles of new 12" water main. The commissioners approved $500,000 of the requested amount on a motion by James Goldman and second by J. R. Eckart. The request will now be heard by the County Council at their May 28th planning meeting.
April 22, 2002. Construction began today on the foundation work needed for the new 100,000 gallon tank being built at our treatment plant near Laconia.
February 18, 2002. Manager Bruce Cunningham presented a proposal to the Harrison County Commissioners to provide $850,000 funding to South Harrison Water for construction of 7.2 miles of new 12" water main. The commissioners voiced support for this project, but did not have adequate funding on hand to formally support the request to the County Council. The manager was told to return later in the year, possibly April, when more funds are received into the riverboat accounts.
February 4, 2002. Manager Bruce Cunningham presented a proposal to the Harrison County Public Works Board to provide $850,000 funding to South Harrison Water for construction of 7.2 miles of new 12" water main. The advisory board voted to pass along this request to the county commissioners. There were no other requests heard by the board.
February 2002. Construction is now underway for a new booster station on East Old Goshen Road near Maple Road.
September 17, 2001. The new 400,000 gallon tank built near Mathes Quarry was placed into service today. The old 175,000 gallon tank will now be taken off line for painting and maintenance.
September 15, 2001. The new 500,000 gallon tank at Chariot Run was placed into service today for the first time. Building this tank in four months is quite some feat.
August 17, 2001. Water was turned on today for the Chariot Run golf course. Water is being purchased from the Town of Elizabeth and being fed through the new lines to the golf course.
July 9, 2001. Work began today by CT Services, under contract to South Harrison Water, on the removal and transportation of the Caesars 100,000 gallon water tank. The tank will be relocated to our water treatment plant at Laconia and re-erected next year. The tank will supplement our existing 300,000 gallon tank already located at the treatment plant.
July 2, 2001. Today Caesars Indiana contacted South Harrison Water about the donation of a second water tank! This 100,000 gallon water storage tank has been in temporary service at the casino site while the complex is being built. Located along SR 111, the tank is now in the way of parking garage construction and is scheduled for removal and destined for the scrap pile.
July 1, 2001. Work began today on a new water booster station at SR 11 and Deatrick Road for part of the improvements for the Chariot Run golf course.
June 1, 2001. Tank foundation work began today on a new 500,000 gallon water tank being built at the Chariot Run golf course.
May 2001. South Harrison Water received an Award of Excellence from the American Water Works Association for our superior safety record. We had no lost time accidents in the year 2000.
April 25, 2001. Manager Bruce Cunningham met with Caesars Indiana officials today and was given the green light to proceed with construction necessary to provide water to the new golf course being built in southern Harrison County. The course could need 350,000 gallons of water per day for irrigation purposes.
April 2001. Manager Bruce Cunningham was named the Alliance of Indiana's Manager of the Year at their spring conference held in Indianapolis. This award is given to one manager out of 450 possible candidates at water and wastewater utilities around the state of Indiana.
March 14, 2001. The site grading work was completed today to facilitate the construction of our new 400,000 gallon water storage tank near Mathes Quarry south of Corydon. Pictures will be posted on our web site as this job progresses.
March 5, 2001. South Harrison Water presented the second part of our major system improvement project to service the west side of our system to the Harrison County Public Works Board. We requested a $831,000.00 grant to build a new 12" ductile iron water main from the Old Goshen Booster Station to the Town of Central. Formal proposal will be made to the Public Works Board at a later date.
December 7, 2000. Today the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) informed South Harrison Water that we have been awarded IDEM 100% Club membership for calendar year 1999. This award means that South Harrison Water has met or exceeded all environmental regulations during that award year. South Harrison Water was one of only 20 entities in the entire State of Indiana that received this award. Over 3,000 were eligible. South Harrison Water was the only entity in this part of southern Indiana, including Crawford, Harrison, Washington, Floyd, Clark, and Scott counties, to gain this recognition.
October 2, 2000. South Harrison Water will be changing our computer customer billing software. We will be sending out a new style of billing postcard with our October bill (due November 15th). We have placed an advertisement in the Corydon Democrat and also a public notice that will run October 4th & 11th. We will also send an announcement letter to each billing address. Watch for your new style billing postcard!
October 2, 2000. We will begin raising our water system pressure as a result of our new Central water storage tank on January 1, 2001. Make sure your pressure regulator on your private water service works properly. We will add approximately +10 psi in the area along SR 135 south of Wiseman Road including the communities of Central, Glidas, Mauckport, Valley City, and New Amsterdam.
October 2, 2000. We will begin raising our water system pressure as a result of our new Lanesville Booster Station on December 1, 2000. This new booster station has been built at the base of our water tank on Hess-Jawtak Road and will increase pressure along Hess Jawtak RD, St. Johns Church RD (north of Hess Jawtak), Lieber Hausz RD, Martin John RD, Geswein RD, and Reinhardt RD. Make sure your pressure regulator on your private water service works properly. We will slowly increase the pressure in these areas by +25 psi.
September 20, 2000. Caesars Indiana has donated a 530,000 gallon water storage tank to South Harrison Water. This tank was bought by Caesars for their project, but never installed or used. We plan on placing this new tank near our existing water tank by Mathes Quarry along SR 135. This tank will increase our system storage capacity and ultimately make our system more reliable.
September 18, 2000. The new Central water storage tank is now completed and has been placed on line with our water system.
August 7, 2000. The Harrison County Commissioners today approved SHWC spending the balance of unappropriated Central tank construction funds on additional 12" water main in the Central area. SHWC hopes to begin construction on 4,000 feet of additional 12" main this fall.
July 31, 2000. The new 750,000 gallon water storage tank is now approximately 80% complete. We hope to have water in the tank in September.
June 1, 2000. The new 12" water main for the Central Tank is now installed. Concrete poured for the tank foundation today at 1:00PM.
March 8, 2000. The SHWC board of directors tonight accepted the low bids and signed construction contracts with the low bidders on the new tank and 12" water main at Central. The tank low bidder is Caldwell Tanks, Louisville, KY and the 12" main low bidder is Barks & Ferree Construction, Central, IN.
March 6, 2000. The Harrison County Comissioners today signed the contract/agreement with SHWC for the $580,000.00. This allows SHWC to proceed with contracts to build the new tank and 12" water main.
February 12, 2000. The Harrison County Council today approved SHWC's funding request for $580,000.00. After much debate and discussion, Councilman Carl Duley made the motion; seconded by Councilman Ralph Sherman. Those voting in favor were Gary Davis and Alvin Brown. Opposed was Carl "Buck" Mathes. Councilman Kenneth Saulman abstained. Motion carried 4-1-1.
February 7, 2000. The Harrison County Commissioners today approved SHWC's funding request for $580,000.00. After some discussion about what county fund the money would be taken from, Commissioner Terry Miller made the motion to approve; seconded by Commissioner Ed Emily. Motion carried unopposed.