May 15, 2015 06:08

Million-Gallon Sewer Tank

The town of Elkhart, Indiana, is installing a $7.09 million sewer tank to house one million gallons of sewer water. The hole has already been dug, measuring 190 feet in length, 90 feet in width and 35 feet in depth. Due for completion in the fall, the tank will capture excess stormwater and wastewater during heavy storms so it can be treated before release into the St. Joseph River.

Before this project, untreated stormwater dumped directly into the Elkhart River during the heaviest downpours. The new tank will join another that’s already been completed, as well as three others yet to be built. It’s all part of a $135 million sewer-system upgrade, to be completed by 2029.

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