The sanitary sewer
re-lining along West Morgan Ave. between Eighth and 13th streets continues,
Chesterton Utility Superintendent Dave Ryan reported to the Utility Service
Board at its meeting Monday night.
re-lining of a sewer in the alley between 11th and 12th streets from
Broadway to West Indiana Ave. has been completed, Ryan added.
Technologies USA LLC is installing a liner in the sewer mains using the
trenchless Cast in Place Pipe (CIPP) method. The new liner will reduce
infiltration, eliminate leaking joints, restore the structural integrity of
the aging pipes, and increase flow capacity, Ryan has said.
actually working nearly around the clock, cleaning the pipes during the day
and re-lining them during the night shift, between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.
Ryan is hopeful
that the work will be completed sometime this week, weather permitting. He
added that residents have been understanding of the inconvenience posed by
In other business,
while Ryan hasn’t finalized his year-end financial report on the Utility, he
did have the following usage information: in 2019 Chesterton used 50.80
percent of its 3,668,000 gallon per day (gpd) allotment; Porter, 54.82
percent of its 851,000 gpd allotment; the Indian Boundary Conservancy
District, 71.57 percent of its 81,000 gpd allotment; and the plant as a
whole, 51.8 percent of its capacity, slightly more than the 50.1 percent it
used in 2017.
The plant treated a
total of 72,472,667 gallons last year, an average of 2,388,000 per day.
There was one bypass, in February, during the snow melt/rain event. The
wettest month was May with 6.45 inches of rain, followed by February with
5.83 inches. Total rainfall: 41.71 inches, almost the same as in the 2017,
which saw 41.33 inches.
unanimously to re-elect Larry Brandt president, Scot McCord vice-president,
and Deb Schoenfelt secretary, then unanimously to retain the legal services
of Harris Welsh & Lukmann.
McCord took a
moment at the end of the meeting to thank the Town Council for re-appointing
John Schnadenberg to the Service Board. “We have a pretty good working
relationship on this board,” he said.