GRANGER — It's a battle between septics and sewers in Granger. The St. Joseph County Health Department is asking the county to move forward with plans to install sewers into Granger's business district, but some said the cost of this new project raises a red flag.
The health department said public health is being ignored. The nitrate levels in the water are reaching all-time highs in Granger because the water is over-contaminated with byproducts.
The health department said this water is not hazardous to your health right away, but they are trying to take preventive measures to clean the water before it makes people sick.
And they said a sewer is the solution.
"I think the sewer system is for the future," said Between the Buns owner Phil Schreiber.
And a stretch of land on State Road 23 may soon see a sewer in its near future.
"The septics in this area, not just mine, many, are on its last legs and we're having to spend way too much money to pump on a regular business," Schreiber said.