Raw sewage enters Grandview Lake after sewer line break

A break in a home’s sewer line on Grandview Lake in western Bartholomew County allowed an undetermined amount of raw sewage to enter the lake.

Mike Mullinix, president of the Grandview Service Utility Board, confirmed a break in the sewer line occurred this week, but could not say when and how it was discovered, or how quickly it had been repaired by the homeowner, who was not named.

No remediation is required because of the rainy conditions and the high water in the lake, which allowed the spill to dissipate, he said.

Mullinix said the Grandview Lake community was not required to notify state environmental officials because the community — with more than 200 lakefront homes — has a privately owned sewer system and wastewater treatment plant.

For more on this story, see Saturday’s Republic.