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 OíDellís recommendation. The Service Board previously accepted
the subdivisionís 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.
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 tankís capacity into perspective, 50,000
gallons were just enough to fill the tank to a depth of one foot.
September in Review
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.