Aug 13, 2003

EPA Names Indiana Wastewater Treatment Plants Among Best-Operated in Midwest

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 named two Indiana wastewater treatment plants among the best-operated in the Great Lakes region for 2003. They are among six treatment plants to receive EPA Regional Operation and Maintenance Awards this year.
St. Joe-Spencerville Regional Sewer District received first place in the most improved plant category because of its efforts to work with local industries to reduce pollutants sent to the plant, significantly improving monitoring and sludge processing, installing new equipment and significantly reducing odors. The district serves 1,030 people. EPA will present the award at 10 a.m. on Aug. 15 at the wastewater treatment plant, 6313 State Rt. 1, in St. Joe.
New Whiteland received the award for second place in the small, advanced treatment category because of its outstanding compliance record, planning for capital improvements to provide capacity for new homes, installing a mechanical sludge thickener, which saved money and lowered costs, and improving controls that lowered treatment costs. The plant serves 4,800 people. EPA will present the award at 10 a.m. on Aug. 14 at the town hall, 401 Mooreland Drive.