To serve you better, we've assembled a list of our residents' most frequently asked questions. If you don't find your answer here, feel free to contact us.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is responsible for culverts and ditches?
The CSCD will make reasonable efforts to keep roadside drainage ditches cleaned. The CSCD will also keep all catch basins and culverts that CROSS CSCD ROADS cleared.
Freeholders are responsible for their own driveway culverts and to make reasonable efforts to keep property frontage ditches clean and flowing. Leaves should never be blown into drainage ditches.
The CSCD is NOT responsible for any damages that occur from storms or runoff from roads or ditches.
Who is responsible for mailbox rows?
The mailbox rows were built by volunteers from around the District in conjunction with the CSLOA many years ago. Freeholders are ultimately responsible for their own mailbox and are urged to work with neighbors to maintain the mailbox rows. The CSCD is NOT responsible for the mailbox rows.
When will my gravel road be paved?
There are no plans to pave every gravel road in the District. The Roads Commission, in conjunction with the Conservancy Manager/ Superintendent, creates road plans and budgets each year. There are many factors that go into the decision on whether to pave a gravel road including # of Freeholders, distance, slope, and existing drainage. In the past Freeholders have gathered money with their neighbors to get their own roads paved. If that is the case, that still needs to be approved by the Roads Commission to insure that proper specs are met.
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I am interested in applying for a job with the Cordry Sweetwater Conservancy District , what do I do?
You will need to fill out an application if available. Please ensure you meet the qualifications for the position you wish to be considered for. If you would like to include a resume, simply attach it to the completed application. You may mail or drop off the application at City Hall. Interviews will be scheduled accordingly.
Does the Cordry Sweetwater Conservancy District hire part time employees?
Yes, we do hire part time employees. Availability of these positions will be posted here when available.
How could I have used this much water?
We offer an option to view a 30 day hour by hour print out of your water usage if you have high water consumption. Please note that it only goes back 30 days, so don't wait for weeks after you get your bill. Common high water use activities include power-washing, irrigation, and high-volume weekends.
Do you have payment plan options?
Please contact our office and the water clerk will be happy help you set up a plan for extenuating circumstances.
What do I do if I am experiencing low pressure?
1) Check the website alerts tab to see if there is a problem with the Distribution System in your area
2) Make sure the low pressure isn't just one faucet in the home, it could be the screen for your faucet needs to be cleaned!
3) Your pressure reducing valve could need to be changed, call a plumber!
4) Call the office to report the issue, if after hours, follow the prompts to get to an on-call crew member
Why do I have a previous balance when I know I sent in my payment?
We may have received it after the due date or we may not have received it at all. Call our office and we will help you solve the problem.
Why is my water discolored?
A repair could have been completed recently allowing air to enter the line, causing the milky look.
What is a Conservancy District?
A Conservancy District can form in Indiana for a variety of reasons. It allows for assessing freeholders in the District for the expenditures of the Conservancy District. Cordry-Sweetwater is one of the largest, most unique Conservancy Districts in Indiana!
What can be done about unkempt properties?
Conservancy Districts are limited in their enforcement powers by the State of Indiana. Most of our rules and covenants regard property owned by the CSCD including the lakes themselves. Enforcement of private property codes is usually enforced via county ordinance. Unkempt properties should be reported to the Brown County Health Department.
What is a Ditch Assessment?
The "Ditch Assessment" on your Brown County Property Taxes is the accounting term for the Equal Assessment that was passed in 2020. For 2021 that equal assessment was $269 per Freehold as defined in Resolution 2020-4 and 2020-9.