Officials mark end of Whiting water main, sewer improvement project

Published Oct. 2, 2019

Oct. 1, 2019, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rep. Pete Visclosky (IN-1), and Whiting Mayor Joseph Stahura held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the completion of a water main and sewer improvement project in Whiting, Indiana.

The project included installation of approximately 1,150 feet of 8-inch water main along the alley parallel to Center Street, along with drainage improvements. It also incorporated roadway, alleyway, and parkway restoration.

“Infrastructure improvement projects are the result of partnerships among federal, regional and local agencies,” said Col. Aaron Reisinger, commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District. “It is great to be able to complete projects like this that help improve the quality of life for the residents of the area.”

The project was authorized under Section 219 of the Water Resources Development Act 1992 which allows the Army Corps of Engineers to provide planning, design, and construction assistance for water-related environmental infrastructure projects. Projects under this authority are cost shared 75 percent federal and 25 percent nonfederal. The nonfederal sponsor is the City of Whiting.

"The City of Whiting wishes to thank Congressman Visclosky for his assistance in this project," Whiting Mayor Joseph Stahura said.

The construction contract was awarded to Grimmer Construction Inc. of Highland, Indiana on Feb. 28,  2019, for $445,682. Field construction work started on July 29, 2019 and ended on Aug. 30, 2019.

“Congratulations to Mayor Stahura, the City Council, and the leaders of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for completing this essential improvement to the sewer infrastructure system of Whiting,” Rep. Visclosky said. “Your good work will build upon the countless initiatives of Mayor Stahura that make Whiting such a wonderful place to live, work, and visit.”

Release no. 19-011