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:
- Flood prevention and control.
- Improving drainage.
- Providing for irrigation.
- Providing water supply, including treatment and distribution, for domestic, industrial, and public use.
- Providing for collection, treatment, and disposal of sewage and other liquid wastes.
- Developing forests, wildlife areas, parks, and recreational facilities where feasible in connection with beneficial water management.
- Preventing loss of topsoil from injurious water erosion.
- Storage of water for augmentation of stream flow.
- 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.