Van Bibber Lake, IN

Conservancy District Water System Improvements

The Van Bibber Lake Conservancy District completed significant improvements to their water system in 2023. The $9.4 million project includes construction of a new water treatment facility and complete replacement of their distribution system. The new water treatment facility included an aerator with detention tank, new vertical pressure filters, and new building in order to reduce the very high levels of iron in the raw water. The new water distribution system included installation of 24,000’ of new 6” and 4” water main to replace the undersized and failing water mains under homes and structures. The project also included the installation of 430 new AMI water meters since the system was previously unmetered at each residence. This project will improve the water quality, pressure, and flow to all the residents of the Van Bibber Lake community. The project was funded with an Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (IOCRA) grant, Indiana Finance Authority (IFA), State Revolving Fund (SRF) forgivable loan, and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development loan and grant.