Francesville to Hold Hearing for Wastewater Study

The town of Francesville is nearing the completion of their wastewater project and has scheduled a public hearing for Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. ET at the Francesville Town Hall to provide interested citizens an opportunity to express their views on the recently completed Wastewater Study.

Emily Gross, community development planner with the Kankakee-Iroquois Regional Planning Commission, said the Wastewater Study was paid for using Federal Community Development Block Grant Funds from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.

“It’s a planning grant that was awarded to the town of Francesville by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs and it’s basically a study being put together by Wessler Engineering to kind of help give the town a little bit of direction and priorities for their wastewater treatment facility,” said Gross.

Gross said representatives from the engineering firm Wessler Engineering will be present to explain their findings and their recommendations.

After the hearing, she said the town will submit their application to OCRA and, hopefully, get the ball rolling.

“It was awarded back in August and is set to be completed in March of this year, and after the plan has been completed and sent to the state for review, then the town will be applying back to the Office of Community and Rural Affairs for their construction program to actually hopefully go in for some federal dollars to actually start getting some of those priority projects laid out,” Gross said.

For additional information concerning the public hearing or the Wastewater Study please contact Emily Gross at (219) 253-6658 or