Florence RSD was originally formed to serve the unincorporated community of Florence IN. Due to the opening of Belterra Casino Resort and Spa in 2000, the Florence Regional Sewage District underwent a major upgrade and expansion to its wastewater treatment plant and collection system. The wastewater facility was converted from a 0.03MGD controlled discharge waste stabilization lagoon system to a 0.23MGD oxidation ditch treatment plat. The two remaining lagoons were converted to digested sludge storage lagoons.
In 2002, the FRSD began a two part sewer expansion project that would ultimately extend sewer service to the Florence/Markland areas of Switzerland County. Phase I of the “Markland Project” was completed in the summer of 2003 and ended at Highway 101. Phase II extended service along Highway 156 to the community of Markland.
Our coverage area now includes all of the Towns of Florence and Markland and Hwy 156 between Log Lick Creek and Turtle Creek. We serve Belterra Resort, Follow the River RV Park, and the Markland Locks and Dam.
Land Owners and Building Contractors are encouraged to contact us regarding any additions or changes to sewage disposal systems within the area shown to see if available. Permits and requests for service are available for download on our FORMS page.
Construction details and specifications are available on the SPECIFICATIONS page. Additional useful information can be obtained by contacting the Switzerland County Health Department and Switzerland County Building Commissioner.