Greenfield gets $500,000 grant for sewer project

GREENFIELD — The City of Greenfield was awarded a $500,000 grant from the state of Indiana to replace more than 8,000 feet of old cracked and leaky sewer pipes.

The project will rehabilitate sewer lines south of U.S. 40 from Osage to Tague streets between State Road 9 and Noble Street. City officials said the sewer system in that area was completed in the 1930s and is in bad need of repair.

On Thursday, Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch’s office announced the city had been awarded $500,000 from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs’ Wastewater Drinking Water Program.

Greenfield’s Wastewater Utility manager David Scheiter said the city also has pledged to chip in $125,000 for the project.

Scheiter is hopeful construction will start in a few months after the city receives designs and gives its official approval.