Indian Boundary Conservancy District (IBCD) was created to solve a Federal requirement to correct the pollution problem of the Little Calumet River basin. Our septic fields were contaminating the ground water in the area. The District serves Graham Woods, Brummitt Acres, Wake Robin Subdivisions, and small adjoining parcels (including the Brummitt School).
Description of System
A novel solution was found; use collecting tanks for solids, and small diameter piping to carry our effluent to the Chesterton sanitary system. IBCD maintains the collecting tanks by removing sludge on a regular pumping schedule.
Public Board Meetings
Meetings are held at 7:00 pm on the second Tuesday of each month, and are open to the public. Meetings are held at various locations, see our schedule. Minutes of the meetings are available for review online.
Board members (customers representing the various subdivisions) are elected at the annual board meeting. Customers in the IBCD, which are interested in serving on the board, must obtain a nomination petition and submit it to our clerk by November 30th. Who is your Representative?
The Cost of Service
The cost for your sewer service is comprised of two parts.
Pt. 1. - You will receive in the mail a coupon sheet at the beginning of each year. You have the option of making 4 quarterly payments of $45.00; or one annual payment of $165 (saving you $15). Each payment should include a coupon with your check. These payments can be paid by check, cash, or money order; the payment may be mailed to or dropped off at Porter Bank. (do not mail cash)
Pt. 2. - A portion of your property taxes (about 20˘ per $100 of assessed valuation) is used to pay for the maintenance and operating costs of the system. These costs are detailed in our Operating Budget.
Our Tax Budget
State of Indiana requires that we provide our customers with an Internet link to the Indian Boundary Conservancy District Gateway Reports. Click on the image below to view the notices of upcoming budget meetings.
or call the state at (888) 739-9826 to get a paper copy of the information
Help Us keep the Cost of Service Down
Every time it rains we have an inflow problem. Our volume of effluent pumped to Chesterton Utility increases to as much as three times normal. Chesterton charges us a premium service charge when we exceed our contract amount.
This extra volume can come from two places. First, ground water leaking into the system. Second, home owners adding ground water to their sanitary flow. This can be from sump pumps, down spouts, etc.
Please make sure you are not part of the problem.