Huntingburg officials agree on way to save at wastewater plant | News
HUNTINGBURG, IN (WFIE)- The City of Huntingburg has reached an agreement to save the city from making $17 million in improvements on the wastewater plant.
A change in the licensing permit allows the facility to store excess water from rainfall into lagoons for later treatment.
Waste water superintendent Mike Kemp says it saves costly repair work.
"Our permit wouldn't change to upgrade this facility to handle all the water that comes in through rain events. It wouldn't change the results of the water being discharged. We're still meeting our permit limits, so it makes no sense. It would cost up to $17 million to make all those updates that we have already," Kemp said.
Kemp says the wastewater plant in Huntingburg is the only one in Indiana using this savings approach.
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