What is a Conservancy District?

Published 10/27/2009 01:59 PM   |    Updated 10/27/2009 01:59 PM
What is a Conservancy District?

The Indiana Conservancy Act, IC 14-33, provides a vehicle by which landowners can organize a special taxing district to solve problems related to water resources management. Problems that can be solved through the Indiana Conservancy District Act are as follows:

  1. Flood prevention and control.
  2. Improving drainage.
  3. Providing for irrigation.
  4. Providing water supply, including treatment and distribution, for domestic, industrial, and public use.
  5. Providing for collection, treatment, and disposal of sewage and other liquid wastes.
  6. Developing forests, wildlife areas, parks, and recreational facilities where feasible in connection with beneficial water management.
  7. Preventing loss of topsoil from injurious water erosion.
  8. Storage of water for augmentation of stream flow.
  9. Operation, maintenance, and improvement of any work of improvement for water based recreational purposes, or other work of improvement that could have been built for any other purpose authorized by the Act.
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