WORKING FOR YOU!
The Oak Park Conservancy District is taking applications for a Stormwater Coordinator and Lab Tech. Click on the links below for a job description. Anyone interested in applying for either position can email their resume to:
**NEW REQUIREMENT FOR PROPERTY ADDITIONS IN THE DISTRICT**
Are you planning on building a fence or adding a pool or shed to your property? If so, you will need to obtain a Pre-Approval from the OPCD office prior to getting a building permit from the City of Jeffersonville. This is a new process that has been added the proceedures to ensure that nothing is built, planted, or placed in rear utility easements. When fences and other obstructions are placed in easments, it may or may not affect your property, but it also may affect your neighbor. Even a small shift in the ground, may cause big problems if the project shifts the natural flow of rain water. This pre-approval may be obtained in the District office at 4230 Portage Place, Jeffersonville, IN 47130. There is not charge associated with this process.
Click here to view Resolution 2005-04
For after hours emergencies, please call (812) 283-3960 and follow the instructions on the recording. We have staff available 24/7 to respond to your concerns.
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In the late 1950’s, property owners of the original Oak Park Subdivision, near Jeffersonville, Indiana, came together to discuss the local need of specific utility services. On July 15, 1960, the Clark County Circuit Court, in accordance with Indiana Code 14-33, appointed the first Board of Directors to form the Oak Park Conservancy District (OPCD) with the purpose of providing sanitary sewer and limited stormwater drainage services. A purpose of water distribution was added in the late 1960's. The “District” was governed by this three member Board of Directors and managed by only a couple of employees.
The OPCD currently provides sanitary sewer services for approximately 3,300 properties. OPCD and The City of Jeffersonville currently share drainage responsibilities. Jeffersonville handles road right of way drainage and the Lancassange Creek basin. OPCD manages drainage easements which are outside of the road right of way. There are four water companies (Indiana American, Riverside, Watson, and Sellersburg) providing water service within the OPCD boundaries. Over the years, the workforce of OPCD has increased to as many as 10 employees due to the enlarged size of the District and the increasing requirements of state and federal regulations. Currently, there are a total of 7 employees.
Click here to view the interlocal agreement between OPCD and the City of Jeffersonville
If you see people illegally dumping pollutants and trash into the sanitary sewer or storm sewer system, please call our office at (812) 283-3960 and let us know.
Early in 2011, the Stormwater Department earned an Outstanding Program Recognition for their Phase ll efforts from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM). In October 2011, OPCD was honored with receiving the only AISWMD Municipal Award for Environmental Stewardship. Our entire Staff is committed to giving the highest quality of service to our customers.
What is a Conservancy District?
A Conservancy District is a special taxing district, operating under the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, which has the authority to plan, develop, and operate water related services. Out of the nine possible water utility purposes, OPCD currently serves the two original purposes mentioned in the History section of this page. In 2011, the water distribution system was sold to Watson Water.
OPCD is also governed by EPA, IDEM, and State Board of Accounts. The Oak Park Conservancy District receives funding through a special benefit tax paid directly to the Clark County Auditor's off ice with the property tax. The rates are based on the assessed value of the property. This method of rate payment was set up by the Indiana legislature. Below you will find the OPCD sewer rates f or the last several years ('AV' stands for 'Assessed Valuation' of the District).
Sewer Rates By Year
(Based on $100 per assessed value of property)