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Frankton Invests $20 Million to Replace Aging Wastewater Treatment Facility – Inside Indiana Business

Frankton city officials are preparing to open a $20 million sewage treatment plant. (photo courtesy: Herald-Bulletin)

City officials in Frankton, Madison County, opened a $20 million sewage treatment plant, replacing a 50-year-old wooden structure that housed the operation. Our partners at Herald-Bulletin report that the facility will increase capacity and reduce flooding.

The new facility will have a daily capacity of 4.3 million gallons, compared to the current plant which processes 1.4 million gallons per day. It will also increase the capacity of its reserve reservoirs, which will help reduce overflow from the spill into Pipe Creek.

The publication says Frankton is one of several communities in Madison State and County that have agreements with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. environment to separate the storm water and waste water systems.

The city says the investment will not only improve sewage disposal, but was also necessary for the community’s economic expansion goals.

“It’s huge. It’s the key to growth. Upgrades to large water projects like this will pay dividends for years to come,” said the executive director of the Chamber of Commerce of the Madison County, Clayton Whitson “Water infrastructure is not a sexy project to undertake, but it is very necessary.”

The HB says the projects are funded by a combination of federal and state loans and grants.
The new processing plant has been planned for five years and is expected to be completed within 18 months.

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