Loose Ends Remain with Water Line Project


The Knox City Council last week received an update on the Henry Drive water extension project.

Mayor Rick Chambers stated that while the project is complete there are several loose ends that need to be tied.

“The Henry Drive water line is complete. The street has been paved and one homeowner was not happy with the way his yard was left and I’ll take care of that. Territorial Engineering is still working with Milo to move that original water line because the water superintendent didn’t like the way it was placed. Territorial will be paying that bill. They want to wait until later on this summer when the water levels drop a little bit. That will be taken care of,” explained Chambers.

The water line project was completed by Mark Milo Enterprises and the extension will allow water use at the new Starke County Sheriff’s Office and Detention Center on State Road 8 and 550 East in Knox. The project had been delayed due to the weather. The project not only helped the jail project but helped increase water pressure to several water hydrants in the area.