For after hours emergencies, please call (812) 283-3960 and follow the instructions on the recording.

About

Providing sanitary sewer and stormwater servics to the Oak Park, Indiana Area since 1960

4230 Portage Place, Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130   (812) 283-3960

Advisories

Construction Advisories:

Laurel and Dogwood Road projects completed.

Watch for new advisories here

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 procedures to ensure that nothing is built, planted, or placed in rear utility easements. When fences and other obstructions are placed in easements, 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 no charge associated with this process.

 

NOW HIRING:   The Oak Park Conservancy District is taking applications for a Stormwater Coordinator. Click on the link below for a job description. Anyone interested in applying for the position can email their resume to: amyb@oakparkcd.us

Job descrtptions can be found here: Stormwater Specialist

Sewer Dept

We have had recent problems with "disposable wipes" being flushed into the sewer system. Please do not flush wipes down the toilet as they do not decompose like toilet paper and can cause blockages in the sewer system!

Overview of Wastewater Operations:


Mr. Keith Ingram, Superintendent of Wastewater Treatment Operations has been with the OPCD since January 2007. Mr. Ingram has held the positions of Chief of Maintenance and Foreman of Operations. Mr. Ingram is the certified operator for the OPCD Wastewater Treatment Facility and holds a Class III Wastewater Certification issued by the State of Indiana. Prior to working at OPCD, Mr. Ingram worked several jobs including service in the United States Navy.
The sanitary sewer system within the OPCD services approximately 3,300 properties in the area recently annexed by the City of Jeffersonville, IN. The sewage moves from your home through the collector system and pump stations to the wastewater treatment plant and is then processed into clean water. The clean water is then released back into the Ohio River for reuse. Strict guidelines, enforced by EPA and IDEM, are followed to prevent water quality degradation.
OPCD has a history of excellence with regards to the Wastewater Treatment Facility. In 1999, OPCD was awarded the Federal Environmental Protection Agency Excellence Award, Small Secondary Plant, for Operation and Maintenance, as best in the nation for its size. OPCD continues to meet and exceed all State and Federal requirements at our facility.
OPCD also provides 24 hour service for our customers. For after hour emergencies, call the office at (812) 283-3960; a recording will provide you with the emergency answering service. Our on-call employee will then contact you for further information.

View Awards to your Wastewater Department

Sanitary Sewer Repair Permits:


If you are planning on making repairs to your sanitary sewer lines, you will first need to call our office to get a Repair Permit. The permit will be prepared and will need to be picked up prior to beginning work. The person or company performing the work will need to request an inspection 24 hours in advance unless there is an emergency that requires immediate attention. A staff member will be on-site within 30 minutes of the time you call to inform the office that the job is ready for inspection.   Click here for a copy of the OPCD Specifications


Click here for the Interlocal Agreement for OPCD and Jeffersonville
Click here for the OPCD Tax Rate Table

Ohio River Levels: (Upper Gauge) | (Lower Gauge)
 

Stormwater

OPCD Projects

Stormwater projects to improve your life.

Click for our recent improvements

Partners with Riverside School

Education and outreach on the environment.

Click for more information with Riverside School

Click for information about Raingardens

 

Personnel

Wastewater Department Staff
Keith Ingram, Superintendent of Wastewater Treatment and Operations, and Interim MS4 Stormwater Coordinator

keithi@oakparkcd.us
Nathan Swinney, Foreman & Chief of Maintenance

Jeffrey Smith, Operations Technician

Eric Smith, Operations Technician

Cody Hupp, Operations Technician

Tyler Trich, Operations Technician

Jenny Hostetler, Lab Technician

jennyh@oakparkcd.us

 

Stormwater Department Staff

Keith Ingram, Interim Stormwater Coordinator

Amy Burton, Administrative Assistant & Office Clerk / Secretary & Financial Clerk for the Board of Directors
amyb@oakparkcd.us

 

 

Directors

Board of Directors Meetings:

All OPCD Board meetings start at 6:00 p.m. and are open to the public. If you would like to be placed on the agenda to speak to the Board, please contact our office at least forty-eight (48) hours (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays) in advance and provide your name and the topic you would like to discuss. For 2017, the regularly scheduled Board meeting dates are as follows:

January 11 & 25,  February 8 & 22,  March 8 & 22,  April 5 & 19,
May 3 & 17,  June 14 & 28,  July 12 & 26,  August 9 & 23,
September 6 & 20,  October 4 & 18, November 15 & 29,  December 13 & 28

 

Board of Directors

Chairman, Bruce Herdt (Area 2)
bruceh@oakparkcd.us

Vice Chairman, Wayne Storz (Area 1)
waynes@oakparkcd.us

Director, Marshall Johnson (Area 3)

marshallj@oakparkcd.us

Click here for copies of our Minutes

Mission

History
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. At that time, most homeowners had septic tanks and hazards with ground and water contamination needed to be addressed.  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.

Today

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 three water companies (Indiana American,  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 8 employees.

Award Winning Services
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.

Illegal Dumping

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.

Government Oversight                                               
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 office 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.

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