If you live in Liberty Township, you may have recently received a letter from Liberty Regional Waste District. Better known as LRWD. It appears the Muncie Sanitary District (MSD) had increased LRWD’s rates by 25%.
MSD processes the township’s waste. For a fee. LRWD is claiming MSD is not just charging for processing exclusively, but for such incidentals as the Federal mandate to separate Muncie’s sewage from rainwater and other undisclosed charges. All of which is unrelated to LRWD fee of processing sewage. LRWD believes this violates their contract with Muncie Sanitary District.
It was early 2012 when the MSD raised the rates and taxes on Muncie property owners to cover the cost of separation of stormwater from sewer flow. Just a few months ago, MSD bonded $300,000 of stormwater funds to build a compressed natural gas (CNG) station.
One might ask, why the MSD would invest funds that were DESIGNED to fund the separation and instead build a CNG station? Simple. Because they can. No elected city official will question it.
LRWD, on the other hand, will and has questioned paying for services totally unrelated to their legal contract. I don’t know much about the LRWD, but it does appear they have placed their priorities on the residents of Liberty Township over being charged by MSD.
Here is the letter sent to LRWD customers. Liberty Waste