Corps, officials mark end of Crown Point Sanitary Sewer Infrastructure Improvement Project

USACE Chicago District
Published June 2, 2021
USACE Chicago District

USACE Chicago District Deputy District Engineer Lt. Col. Matthew Broderick speaks during the event. From left, Imad Samara, USACE Chicago District project manager; Crown Point Mayor David Uran; Broderick; and Rep. Frank J. Mrvan (IN-1).

USACE Chicago District

Cutting the ceremonial ribbon are, from left, Rep. Frank J. Mrvan (IN-1); USACE Chicago District Deputy District Engineer Lt. Col. Matthew Broderick; and Crown Point Mayor David Uran.

Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Chicago District, Rep. Frank J. Mrvan (IN-1), and Crown Point Mayor David Uran marked the end of a sanitary sewer infrastructure improvement project in Crown Point, Indiana.

“I thank Mayor Uran and everyone with the City of Crown Point and the Army Corps of Engineers for completing this positive investment in the strength of our region,” Rep. Frank J. Mrvan said. “Your dedicated work will continue to attract new people and businesses to Crown Point and grow our economy with good-paying jobs.”

The project included the replacement of approximately 1,288 linear feet of 30-inch reinforced concrete pipe (RCP) sanitary sewer, and six manholes with new 48-inch RCP sanitary sewer main, by-pass pumping, and the connection to the existing treatment plant headwork’s structure. This improvement is designed to increase inline capacity of the sanitary system. This project is part of the Calumet Region Environmental Infrastructure 219 project and has been allocated $1,174,275 of federal funding.

"With the help of the US Army Corps of Engineers and Congressman Mrvan, the City of Crown Point's sanitary infrastructure is more efficient,” Crown Point Mayor David Uran said. “Increasing the pipe size where the mains come together helped us to increase the inline capacity of our system.”

In September 2019 a contract was awarded to Gough Inc. of Valparaiso, Indiana, for $1,164,409.93. Field construction was completed in November 2020.

The project is authorized under Section 219(f)(12) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1992, Public Law 102-580, as amended, Section 502 of WRDA 1999, and by Section 108 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2001. Section 219, as amended, allows the Army Corps of Engineers to provide planning, design, and construction assistance for carrying out water-related environmental infrastructure projects in select areas. The project under this authority are cost shared 75% federal and 25% nonfederal sponsor.

“Infrastructure improvement projects are the result of partnerships among federal, regional, and local agencies,” USACE Chicago District Deputy District Engineer Lt. Col. Matthew Broderick said. “Crown Point has been a great partner throughout. It is great to complete projects like this in your community that help improve the quality of life for residents.”


Release no. 21-018