Nov. 26, 2016 08:31

Homes Bought Out for Stormwater Basin

Homes are being bought out in Hammond, Indiana, to make way for a new stormwater basin. The 950’ by 180’ basin has a depth of about 1½ feet and holds up to 1.5 million gallons of water.

The basin’s construction comes as part of Hammond’s long-term control plan for the sanitary district.

The goal is to avoid overflowing the nearby Little Calumet River with stormwater and wastewater, as well as to minimize sewage overflows.

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