Hope nears finish of major water system project

The town of Hope has substantially completed a major upgrade to its water system.

Town Manager J.T. Doane says that with the $2 million project done there should be money left over for other projects. The project was funded by grants and a state low-interest loan program that will forgive much of the loan.


The work replaced more than two and a half miles of water mains in the town. Some of those had been in the ground for 80 years or more and leaks were wasting up to 45 percent of the town’s water.


The project has been going for almost a year, Doane said.


Doane said that there is still work to be done on a connection to Eastern Bartholomew Water Corp. along County Road 600N. Eastern Bartholomew provides the town its water supply.