NWI TIMES: “Extending sewer service west of Lowell on State Road 2 will position the area for new residential, commercial and light industrial development, as well as enable existing businesses to expand.”
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Democratic Party, the organization that advocates for the future of Indiana and its families, today celebrated how President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan funded upgrades for three sewage projects in Lake County. Thanks to Democrats, like U.S. Congressman Frank Mrvan, the State Road 2 Corridor Septic Project will be receiving $1.1 million for a sewer service extension to the West of Lowell and allow for new residential and commercial growth in the area. This investment is the third of its kind in Lake County since the American Rescue Plan was signed into law. Other investments include a $65 million project for Calumet Township and a $5 million revitalization for residents near Crown Point.
In contrast, the Indiana Republican Party said “NO” to this brighter future. Politicians like U.S. Senator Todd Young voted “NO” on these investments, and in fact, Indiana GOP Chairman Kyle Hupfer called this project “socialism” – claiming this opposition was a “great campaign to run on”. Democrats will highlight how the Indiana GOP has no plan for Indiana’s future – just a divisive partisan agenda.
Here’s a look at how the American Rescue Plan continues to deliver for the Hoosier State:
NWITIMES: Lake County Council OKs $1.1M for Lowell-area sewer project
Lake County is preparing to use a portion of its federal American Rescue Plan Act funds to extend sanitary sewer service to residents, businesses and a school located along State Road 2 in unincorporated Lowell.
Jorgensen explained that extending sewer service west of Lowell on State Road 2 will position the area for new residential, commercial and light industrial development, as well as enable existing businesses to expand.
The project also will allow Lake Prairie Elementary School, located just west of State Road 2 and U.S. 41, to connect to sewer service and save the Tri-Creek School Corp. the cost of rehabilitating the school’s septic system, Jorgensen said.
This is the third major sewer project to which Lake County has dedicated ARPA funds after previously allocating $65 million to bring sewer service to unincorporated Calumet Township and dedicating $5 million to extend sanitary sewers to homes in unincorporated areas near Crown Point.