Officials to mark beginning of Portage sewer rehabilitation project

USACE Chicago District
Published April 12, 2022

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rep. Frank J. Mrvan (IN-1), and Portage Mayor Sue Lynch will hold a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of a sewer rehabilitation project:

WHEN:       Monday, April 18, 2022

WHERE:    Corner of Central Avenue and Swanson Road, Portage, IN

TIME:         1:30 p.m.

The project will reduce excess flow in the wastewater system due to inflow and infiltration and reduce the risk of sanitary sewer overflow events adjacent to wetland areas. The project extends from Stone Avenue in the south up to Central Avenue in the north.

This project is part of the Calumet Region Environmental Infrastructure Section 219 program and has been allocated $1,437,500 of federal funding. Projects under this authority are cost shared at 75% federal and 25% nonfederal sponsor. The nonfederal sponsor, the City of Portage, provided a 25% cash match of $470,833.

Release no. 22-004