The Town of Georgetown is served by a conventional sewer system and an “innovative” septic tank sewer system. A conventional sewer system is a direct connection between homes and businesses to either gravity or force sewer line. The “innovative” septic tank sewer system connects to homes and businesses and the effluent flows into either gravity or force sewer line. The “innovative” septic tank sewer system requires additional maintenance of removing the contents of the septic tanks. The collection system has fifteen lift stations that discharge to the new Georgetown Water Treatment plant located on the west side of Georgetown for treatment. Responsibilities include lift station inspections, monitoring, maintenance, and repairs. Throughout the collection system best management practices are implemented for grease and odor control and for infiltration/inflow controls.

WWTP Expansion Project – Completed October 2019!

Waste Water Treatment Plant Committee
Julia Keibler
Chris Loop
Bob Woosley
Steve Toliver

Bibb Meter Program

As a courtesy to our sewer customers, we have a Bibb Meter Program in place. A Bibb Meter is a special type of meter that attaches to your outside faucet. After attaching a water hose to the other end of the Bibb Meter, it will track all of your outside water usage. This information is then used to calculate a credit towards your sewer bill. A Bibb Meter may be used for watering lawns, filling pools or any other large outdoor water activities.
Simply go to Georgetown Town Hall, fill out a little paperwork and bring the deposit. There is an $80.00 deposit which must be cash or a check and a $5.00 monthly charge. The deposit will be refunded about two weeks after the Bibb Meter has been turned in to Georgetown Town Hall.

How do you get your sewer credit? All you have to do is bring the Bibb Meter back to Georgetown Town Hall to have it read. Your bill will be adjusted right then. You can bring it as often as you like and the credit will be applied to your account. It is as easy as that.

Storm Water

Storm water is water that originates during precipitation events. It may also be used to apply to water that stem from snowmelt that enters the storm water system. Storm water that does not soak into the ground becomes surface runoff, which either flows directly into surface waterways or is channeled into stormsewers, which eventually discharge to surface waters. In developed environments, unmanaged storm water can create two major issues: one related to the volume and timing of runoff water (flooding) and the other related to potential contaminants that the water is carrying, i.e. water pollution.

The Town of Georgetown diligently works to preserve the integrity of our storm water system through public education and the monitoring, restoring and updating damaged sewer lines to eliminate infiltration into our sewer plant, which could contaminate the Town infrastructure or cost the Town thousands of dollars through unnecessary operational costs. Furthermore, the Town of Georgetown is proud of the educational steps and certifications, which our employees have been a part of to assure that our Town maintains the highest skill level of water operators available.

Recent Stormwater project located at 9060 Walnut St, completed October 29, 2019. 

Municipal Storm Sewer System (MS4)

A MS4 community owns or operates a system for collecting and conveying storm water. Regular conveyance systems include roads with drains, municipal streets, catch basins, curbs, gutters, storm drains, piping, channels, ditches, tunnels and conduits. It does not include combined sewer overflows and publicly owed treatment works. MS4 is an “unfunded,” federally “mandated” program that requires municipalities to take measures to reduce pollutants in storm water runoff to improve water quality. The State requires the Town of Georgetown to comply with this rule (327 IAC 15-13). The MS4 is permitted under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program through the Indiana Department of Environment Management (IDEM).

Visit these websites for more information:

EPA Storm Water
IDEM Storm Water

Sanitation & Recycling

sweetland currently serves the Town of Georgetown providing sanitation and recycling services for our community. Through contracting with this provider, the Town saves thousands of dollars a year without eliminating services or reducing customer assistance that our businesses and community members have come to count on. For residential or commercial questions, concerns, or new service inquiries, Sweetland can be contacted at (812) 944-5642 or you can visit https://sweetlandltd.com/  to speak to one of their representatives.

Additional garbage and recycling cans can be purchased through Ecotech.

Trash Pickup: Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday.

Yard Waste Pickup: 2nd Friday of each month

Junk Day: 2nd Friday of each month.

** Junk & Yard Waste are picked up together.  If you need items picked up you have to call Sweetland at least a day in adavance to be placed on the schedule.**

Recycling Pickup: Every Thursday of each week.  Please visit https://sweetlandltd.com/ for a list of acceptable items. 

Solid Waste (Paints, Oils, Electronics, etc.) must be deposed of at the Floyd County Hazardous Materials Site.

Charge is $22 per month. Please place garbage outside the night before.

If pickup day falls on a Holiday; pickup will be resumed on the first day following the Holiday.

If you are getting rid of a mattress it must be wrapped and sealed in plastic.