Aqua Indiana has wrapped up more than $5 million in infrastructure improvements in the Fort Wayne area. The company installed miles of wastewater piping, which it says will ease congestion during storms.
December 23, 2014
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Aqua Indiana today announced the completion of significant infrastructure improvements totaling $5.6 million in Aboite Township. Aqua provides wastewater treatment services for nearly 13,000 homes and businesses in Allen and Whitley counties, which continue to attract new housing construction.
Aqua invested $4.3 million to install several miles of 18-inch wastewater piping designed to relieve congestion during heavy rainstorms. The expansion diverts a portion of wastewater from Sycamore Hills-area neighborhoods and channels it directly to Aqua’s Midwest wastewater treatment plant off Engle Road.
In December, Aqua completed a $1.3 million pump station and force main on Braemar Road to redirect flow from the existing gravity-fed system and divert it through the newly expanded sewer line.
Aqua Indiana President Tom Bruns said these completed projects and further infrastructure investment planned in 2015 encourage economic development in Aboite Township.
“Aqua is looking to the future,” said Bruns. “Increasing capacity in our wastewater system enables us to serve new housing additions, provide sanitary sewers to areas with failing septic systems, and accommodate new commercial development. Our preference for using local contractors and suppliers helps keep these dollars working in our community.”
Aqua Indiana operates 11 utility systems in 11 counties and provides water and wastewater service to more than 100,000 people throughout the state. Visit AquaAmerica.com for more information, or follow Aqua on Facebook at facebook.com/MyAquaAmerica and on Twitter at @MyAquaAmerica.
Source: Aqua Indiana