By Rod Rose For The Times Sentinel
Zionsville Times Sentinel
---- — Whitestown expects to award contracts by June 25 for a new, $21 million wastewater treatment plant it will build on a 21-acre site in southern Perry Township, near the intersection of CR 750 S and CR 450 W.
A loan from the Indiana State Revolving Fund program will pay for the project; construction costs represent about $19 million of the overall expense. The project includes removal of the town's old treatment plant and new or upgraded lift stations at five locations.
"We've gone through all the approvals," said Dan Cutshaw, of GRW, a consulting engineer firm working with Whitestown. "We have the structure permit."
Bids for the work are to be opened May 29, he said.
"We plan to close on the loan and issue notice to the contractor on June 25," Cutshaw said.
Treated water from the plant will be discharged into White Lick Creek. Whitestown representatives disputed allegations that the wastewater plant would add contaminants to the creek or would flood after heavy rains. Indiana Department of Environmental Management regulations are too stringent to permit new treatment plants to void contaminants into streams, they said.
See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for the full story.