Here’s an interesting report re the state’s deteriorating water infrastructure. It quotes JIm McGoff of the Indiana Finance Authority which, at the direction of Governor Pence, in 2013, gave $650,000 from the state’s discretionary revolving loan fund for drinking water to the private Madison County Corporation for Economic Development for a phase two feasibility study for its planned dam on White River.
Considering the recent rejection of the dam plan by 4 Delaware County governing entities, we wonder if that flowing tap of public funds for the ill-founded plan has finally been shut off.
State facing steep bill to keep water systems running
September 28, 2015
With more than 35,000 miles of rivers and streams, 105,000 acres of publicly owned lakes and reservoirs, and 45 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, Indiana has abundant water—aboveground and in aquifers—to slake its thirst.