South Harrison Water Corp.
South Harrison Water is continuously planning on system expansions that will help us meet the demands that continued growth places on our water system.
The Rural Development funded project to expand our water treatment plant production, and system pumping and storage capacity, was completed in July 2005. The wells and treatment plant can produce and treat 2 million gallons of drinking water per day. The total system storage capacity of our 10 water storage tanks is now 3.925 million gallons.
In 2007 we completed a one million gallon per day emergency interconnection with the Town of Corydon water system. This interconnection can be used during emergencies to receive water from, or give water to, our neighboring water system. This is a great asset to our overall operations.
In 2009 we completed the construction of a new 12" water main from the intersection of SR 135 & Watson RD, south along SR 135 and Hillcrest DR, east along Crossroads DR, and ending at the Norstam Veneer plant. This project was funded with Harrison County Economic Development Corporation funds through the Harrison County Commissioners and Council.
In 2017 we completed the construction of a new 6" water main along portions of Heth Washington and New Amsterdam roads to increase fire protection service to areas including Valley City and New Amsterdam. We also installed 12 new fire hydrants along the route. The project was funded with State of Indiana (OCRA) grant funds and funds from the Heth Township Fire Dept. (Harrison County riverboat casino funds).
The next projects to be completed on our water system will be:
1. Construction of a new warehouse building next to our office in New Middletown. [COMPLETED in 2019.]
2. Maintenance painting of our two water storage tanks at our water treatment plant. [COMPLETED in 2020.]
3. The water corporation is making plans to remodel and expand our office and warehouse facilities in New Middletown. The building is virtually un-changed since being built in 1983. We wish to expand office space and add customer service features such as a drive up window. [Planned for 2022 / 23.]
4. Upgrade of water mains in the Shiloh RD, Green Acres DR, Steam Engine RD, and Heidelberg RD areas to allow for installing at least 12 new fire hydrants. [Planned for 2022 / 23.]
5. The Lake Road / New Middletown Elizabeth Road area between SR 337 and New Middletown. We have existing 6" PVC water main that is experiencing many leaks due to high customer / pumping demands. We run the Old Goshen Booster station on this line to keep our 525,000 gallon New Middletown storage tank full. Leaks are due to high pumping demands placed on a pipe that is just too small in diameter to handle the flow. [Future.]
6. The Shiloh / Fogel / Old SR 135 area. We have existing 6" PVC water main that is experiencing many leaks due to high customer / pumping demands. We run the New Middletown Booster station on this line to keep our 575,000 gallon Corydon I & II tanks full. Leaks are due to high pumping demands placed on an aging pipe that is just too small in diameter to handle the flow. [Future.]
7. The area from our office at New Middletown to our Lanesville tank. We have existing 6" PVC water main that is experiencing many leaks due to high ustomer / pumping demands. We run the New Middletown Booster station on this line to keep our 100,000 gallon Lanesville tank full. Leaks are due to high pumping demands placed on an aging pipe that is just too small in diameter to handle the flow. The route for this project has not yet been determined and the priority of the job may change due to outside influences / opportunities. [Future.]
The water corporation is continually planning for system wide improvements. As we identify other problem areas, we will plan, prioritize, and budget for those improvements and other required maintenance such as tank painting.