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The Wells County Regional Sewer District is investigating installation of sanitary sewer infrastructure in the unincorporated city of Petroleum. A Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) has been developed for this project and is available for review. The purpose of this project is to alleviate failing septic systems in this community and begin the process of revitalization that can start once septic discharge is isolated from storm sewer/county tiles in the proposed service area.

The proposed route would follow one of two proposed routes.

Route Option 1 would follow SR 1 north from Petroleum to join the Reiffsburg force where it would end at Bluffton.

Route Option 2 would follow CR 900S east from Petroleum to Domestic and then from Domestic the force main line would continue west along CR 900S to SR 116. At SR 116, the line would turn north and join into the Adams County Linn Grove project area.

We welcome feedback from residents along both proposed routes. We want to serve areas that are beneficial to most residents of Wells County.

A copy of the preliminary engineering report can be viewed online at the Wells County Regional Sewer District website, or by contacting Lewis Brown at 260-353-1616. Written comments can also be submitted to the Wells County Regional Sewer District at 223 W. Washington Street, Suite 208, Bluffton, Indiana 46714.

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