The push is on to bring sewer and water lines to Granger.
Right now, the downtown business district is the only area being targeted for sewer and water service.
It lies along State Road 23, from Adams to Bittersweet.
Some feel sewer and water service is essential to the survival of the area.
St. Joseph County Commissioner Mark Dobson is among them. "I know of an example that should the septic fail at one of the key businesses in Granger there is no land left on their property to put a new septic in, so that business would cease to function in Granger.”
Donn Kryder of the Kryder Veterinary Clinic says he has his septic pumped once a month, “just as a preventative.”
Kryder says he is among several business owners on the strip who owns a vacant commercial lot nearby just in case it’s needed as a site for a new septic system.
“You have to have services when this many people in this many businesses you have to have services,” says Kryder.
A meeting to discuss possible sewer and water service is on tap for March 19th.
The first step would involve a feasibility study to find the most economical way of providing service.