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Sanitary Sewer Treatment Plant & Collection System

The sanitary sewer treatment plant, owned by the Town of Burns Harbor, is located at ArcelorMittal on U.S. Highway 12, the world's leading steel company. This facility is operated and maintained by ArcelorMittal and services users within the corporate boundaries of the Town of Burns Harbor.

The collection system was integrated in 2001 and includes 6 lift stations.

The Sanitary Board oversees the system and department, and meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Town Hall.

The sanitary sewer fee is a flat rate per Equivalent Residential Unit (ERU) and is currently $40.75 per month. Class I users, or residential users are assessed at one ERU per unit, and Class II users, or non-residential users, are billed at the number of ERU’s set by a town official based on an examination of the user’s facilities to determine the estimated average monthly flow into the sewage works.

The sanitary sewer bill is due on the 1st day of each month.  A payment coupon book is provided each year in November for the following year.

Payments may be made by mail, or in person.  We are located within the Town Hall building, and there is also a secure drop box outside of the building near the flagpole for your convenience.
    We accept the following forms of payment:
          •  Personal or cashier's check
          •  Money order
          •  Cash
Please call the sanitation clerk at 219-787-1165 to activate sanitary sewer service.  To activate water service, please contact Indiana American Water Company, and to activate electricity and gas service, please contact NIPSCO.

Contact Us

  1. William Arney

    Sanitation Superintendent

    Corinne Peffers

    Sanitation Clerk

    1240 N. Boo Road
    Burns Harbor, IN 46304

    Ph: 219-787-1165
    Fx: 219-787-1353


    Monday - Friday
    7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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