Sewer upgrades come with $23 million price tag

By: NewsCenter 16 staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 staff Email

ELKHART Sewer upgrades in the city of Elkhart come with a hefty cost – more than $23 million. However it won’t affect residents’ utility bills.

The city plans to install a new tank underground, which will prevent more than 8 million gallons of sewage from seeping into the Elkhart River each year.

According to The Elkhart Truth, they also plan to change the way wastewater is treated, by replacing the chlorine gas disinfection system with an ultraviolet light system. It eliminates the risk of gas leaks, like one last month that forced officials to close Nappanee Street.

The changes will help keep the city in line with stricter federal standards.

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