Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Rep. Frank J. Mrvan (IN-1), and Crown Point Mayor David Uran held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the end of a sewer infrastructure improvement project in Crown Point, Indiana.
The project included rehabilitation of sanitary sewers ranked as high priority in an area with high inflow and infiltration. A total of 6,000 linear feet of cured-in-place pipe sewer lining was installed, and 23 sanitary sewer manholes were rehabilitated. The project also included installing a back-flow prevention valve in a combined sewer, and relocating a combined sewer overflow flow meter at the intersection of Main and South streets. Several sanitary sewer point repairs were also completed to repair portions of sewer in poor condition prior to lining.
“It’s terrific to see the ribbon cut on another project that has transformed the city’s wastewater system for years to come,” Crown Point Mayor David Uran said. “Residents who live near Greenwood Avenue should see an immediate change in how water flows in the area. The city is grateful for its strong partnership with the Army Corps of Engineers and Congressman Frank J. Mrvan to continue to build a stronger community from within.”
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. Crown Point, nonfederal sponsor, provided the 25% cash match of $325,000.
“The Corps partnered with Crown Point to rehabilitate more than a mile of existing sanitary-sewer lines to increase capacity of the system and prevent combined sewage overflow,” USACE Chicago District Commander Col. Paul Culberson said. “Infrastructure improvement projects are the result of partnerships among federal, regional, and local agencies. We are proud of this project and the environmental benefits it will provide.”
“I am pleased to congratulate the partners who brought this project to completion,” Rep. Frank J. Mrvan said. “The cooperation between the city of Crown Point and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers highlights a successful partnership in which our local leaders prioritize the investments in infrastructure improvements and utilize federal funding to accomplish such goals on behalf of the residents living in their communities.”
In September 2020, a contract was awarded to Grimmer Construction Inc of Highland, Indiana, for $943,639. Field construction began in June 2021 and ended in September 2021.