MUNSTER | Installation of a generator at the Fisher Street pump station has received a green light from the Munster Town Council.
The council awarded a contract for the generator’s electrical installation to Midwestern Electric, of East Chicago, for $63,680. This was the lowest of three quotes submitted.
The cost of the electrical installation of the Fisher Street generator will be paid by the lease-purchase agreement Munster has with PublicFinance.com.
The pump station is part of the town’s flood control system, and the generator provides power to the station in case of a utility outage.
The Fisher Street generator originally wasn’t one of five authorized by the Town Council in 2012. However, a generator designated for the Frederick Street pump station near the Little Calumet River was put on hold and the Fisher Street generator was ordered.
Officials from Munster and Hammond have now worked out an agreement on the location of the Frederick Street generator, said James Knesek, director of operations.
In related business, Knesek said the generator at the Calumet Avenue pump station will be operational this week.