SOUTH HAVEN — Aqua Indiana will make $2.4 million of capital improvements in the wastewater system here.
The company recently announced that the largest project in this year’s program is a $1.8 million improvement project at the South Haven Wastewater Treatment Plant, according to a news release from the company.
Projects include upgrades at the plant’s intake where raw water enters the plant; modifications to the automatic bar screen to prevent debris from entering the plant; installation of a new pumping station; replacement of the old grit removal equipment and replacement of the current chlorine/sulfur dioxide disinfection systems with a new UV light system.
An additional $1.2 million will be spent in 2018 to complete this work.
In addition, Aqua will continue ongoing work on inflow and infiltration removal projects and minor sewer rehabilitation work. This work includes $250,000 for sewer cleaning and video inspection of the collection system and subsequent lining or pipe replacement and manhole rehab to remove clean water from the system.
This year’s program comes on the heels of the company’s 2016 capital program, which included $7.6 million of similar improvements in Aqua’s Indiana systems.