Chesterton MS4 Operator Jennifer Gadzala has been honored by the Indiana
Department of Environmental Management.
Honored, to be precise, three times.
At the Town Council’s meeting Monday night, Town Engineer Mark O’Dell
reported that Gadzala’s work has garnered the Stormwater Utility three IDEM
certificates of recognition:
* For its illicit discharge detection and elimination program.
* For “going above and beyond in stormwater education through the school
programs,” in particular for the watersheds and non-point source education
unit at Westchester Middle School.”
* And for “successful partnerships” with the Recycling and Waste Reduction
District of Porter County, the Town of Porter, and the City of Valparaiso,
for the 2013 school rain barrel painting contest.
In other business, Town Manager Bernie Doyle told the council that newly
appointed Sanitary Utility Superintendent Terry Atherton is eager to meet
members but had a prior commitment on Monday and was unable to make the
Atherton is rapidly being brought up to speed on the federally mandated long
term control plan to reduce sewage overflows in the Little Calumet River,
Doyle noted, and has been meeting Utility employees.
Atherton is the former operations director for Indiana-American Water
Company and has a lifetime’s experience in both private and public utility