Sanitary District

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Sanitary District office closed due to COVID-19 until further notice

The Sanitary District will continue to monitor calls from :

Sanitary District Main Phone Number 219-874-7799 (24 hours a day seven days a week)

Refuse Department Phone Number 219-873-1530 (7 AM to 3:30 PM)

We will make every attempt to answer your call and continue to provide you the best possible service, but if your call is not answered, please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.

If for some reason you are not receiving the service you need, please call:

219-229-1298 or 219-873-6009 for assistance.

If you have questions regarding billing, please call: 219-877-5327 for assistance.

Health Informational Flyer - Best Practices.

Application Packet for Refuse Driver/Loader Position

Application Packet for Maintenance Mechanic I Position

Application Packet for Beach Monitoring Technician

Application Packet for Lab Tech II

Application Packet for Operator I

Application Packet for Refuse/Loader

Application Packet for Collection Maintenance II

Application Packet for Refuse/Loader September 28 2021

Application Packet for Refuse Inspector September 28 2021

Application Packet for Staff Accountant September 28 2021

Lake Shore Drive Sanitary Sewer Alternatives

Long Beach Public Hearing Summary

2020 Annual CSO Report

2019 Annual CSO Report

2018 Annual CSO Report

Public Service Announcement for May 26, 2021

2021 Annual Spring Cleanup

Long Beach Sewer Public Hearing Recording

Smart 911 Sign-up

The Michigan City Sanitary District is responsible for the construction and maintenance of all sanitary sewers and storm sewers within the City of Michigan City Sanitary District, as well as the maintenance of all catch basins, and the treatment and processing all waters within the collection system. The department also maintains all court assigned drainage ditches, a full industrial pretreatment program, and a full service wastewater laboratory. 

The Sanitary District also operates and maintains Striebel Pond, a flood control facility that includes family and dog-friendly outdoor recreational spaces for public use. 

Current Projects

  • Karwick Nature Park - Weaver Consultants and Engineers
  • Cheney Run Stormwater Project - V3 Engineers
  • US Hwy 20 and Striebel Arm Ditch Force Main Rerouting Project - John Doyle & Assoiciates
  • South Gate Neighborhood Stormwater Improvement Project(Village Road/Crestwood Drive) - Haas & Associates

Environmental Violations

Environmental violations are not only unsightly, but they can be serious health and safety hazards. It is against City Ordinance for properties to contain:

  • Uncollected trash, garbage, litter, or debris
  • Demolition remains
  • Appliances or furniture in the yard
  • Auto parts and scrap metal
  • Grass over 6 inches tall
  • Fallen trees, stumps, dead trees, and cut brush

For questions about trash, garbage, litter or debris, please contact the Refuse Department.
For questions regarding grass, brush, and trees please contact Vector Control.

  1. Sanitary District

    Physical Address
    1100 E 8th Street
    Michigan City, IN 46360

    Phone: (219) 874-7799
    Fax: (219) 874-8053
    Emergency: (219) 874-7799