STATEHOUSE (May 1, 2019) — A bill amended by State Sen. Aaron Freeman (R-Indianapolis) that ensures Hoosiers living in a consolidated city are not forced to connect to a sanitary sewer system was signed into law today by Gov. Eric Holcomb.
Senate Enrolled Act 472 ensures the Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County cannot require a residential property to connect to a sanitary sewer system unless the Indiana State Department of Health determines it necessary because the residential property’s septic system is failing.
“I worked diligently with my colleagues this session to make sure this language was added to SEA 472, safeguarding those in our community,” Freeman said. “Connecting to these lines is a high cost to our citizens, and this bill ensures they will only have to connect to a sanitary sewer system if absolutely necessary.”
SEA 472 went into effect when signed into law.
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