Tribune received notification after deadline on Monday that there was,
in fact, an “overflow of sewage” during Friday’s rain event at the
Chesterton wastewater treatment plant.
initially reported on Monday--incorrectly--that there was no overflow or
The event lasted
around three hours, from 8:53 to 11:57 p.m. The Utility did not say how many
gallons overflowed into the East Branch of the Little Calumet River.
Rainfall on Friday
totaled 3.45 inches, enough nearly to fill the Utility’s 1.2-million gallon
storage basin, with 989,400 gallons of excess flow.