Indiana American Water and city officials have broken ground on a $45 million project that includes replacement of the water treatment facility in Richmond. The work also involves the addition of ultraviolet disinfection technology, a new chemical building and the transition to a new liquid disinfectant. Indiana American Water says it will install a 20-foot transmission line running from its main station to a new Middlefork facility that will replace its current pumping station on the east side of the Wayne County city.
President Deborah Dewey says "from its earliest days, the Whitewater Valley’s plentiful water resources have played an important role in the development and continued success of the area over the last two centuries. While we have continued to upgrade our infrastructure over the years in this community, these investments will help us to take our water quality, service and reliability to a new level of excellence."
Indiana American Water has some 16,000 customers in the Richmond service area, which amounts to more than 40,000 people. The project is expected to be complete next year.