Statement issued Wednesday by Fort Wayne City Utilities:
“City Utilities believes that IDEM has taken appropriate action with this conditional denial as it will give residents yet another opportunity to comment on the proposal. We also anticipate that the conditional denial will likely be appealed by Huntertown. City Utilities will continue to work with IDEM to provide any information that might help the IDEM Commissioner make an informed final decision.
This conditional denial reiterates what Huntertown residents have been saying – that a continued relationship with City Utilities is an affordable option and that further environmental degradation that would result from a Huntertown sewage treatment plant is not necessary. City Utilities believes that a continued relationship will help ensure Huntertown stays competitive and continues to grow while enjoying some of the lowest sewer rates in the state.
City Utilities remains willing and available to continue discussions with Huntertown about providing them with sewage treatment services in the future. We have recently sent letters to Huntertown suggesting that we meet, and we are awaiting their reply.”