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Utility board accepts Easton Park lift station

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The Chesterton Utility Service Board has accepted into its inventory the new lift station serving the Easton Park subdivision.

At their meeting Monday night, members voted unanimously to accept the lift station on Town Engineer Mark O’Dell’s recommendation. The Service Board previously accepted the subdivision’s collection system at its September meeting.

Easton Park, when completed, will be the single largest subdivision ever developed in the Town of Chesterton, with 342 single-family homes. Easton Park is located east of 250E at the terminus of East Porter Ave.


In other business, Superintendent Dave Ryan reported that rainfall on Saturday and Sunday totaled 3.31 inches at the wastewater treatment plant: 2.85 inches on Saturday; 0.46 inches on Sunday.

The 1.2-million gallon storage basin automatically diverted approximately 50,000 gallons from the flow into the plant, to prevent any bypass into the Little Calumet River, Ryan added. To put the tank’s capacity into perspective, 50,000 gallons were just enough to fill the tank to a depth of one foot.

September in Review

In September, Chesterton used 41.80 percent of its 3,668,000 gallon per day (gpd) allotment of the wastewater treatment plant; Porter, 43.08 percent of its 851,000 gpd allotment; the Indian Boundary Conservancy District, 47.71 percent of its 81,000 gpd allotment; and the plant as a whole, 41.85 percent of its capacity.

There were no bypasses last month, which saw a total of 2.26 inches of rain, the second driest of the year, behind August with its 1.65 inches.

Also in September, the Utility ran a surplus of $446,361.93 and in the year-to-date is running a surplus of $839,459.16.


Posted 10/18/2017




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