Indiana American Water (IAW), a subsidiary of American Water, breaks ground on a $25m new water treatment facility on Hidden Lake Drive in Warsaw to meet the water treatment needs of its customers in the area.
IAW has selected the design team of Hazen and Sawyer and River City Construction to design and construct the new facility, which upon completion in fall 2011, is expected to enhance water quality of the region by removing iron and manganese through the new treatment processes.
The project will also involve the addition of a new wellfield and upgrading the infrastructure of the Warsaw system, which IAW purchased in 2000, to enhance safety and efficiency through the use of variable frequency drive pump motors and replacement of an existing facility located in a flood zone.
Further, the company will replace the existing chlorine gas disinfection system with a sodium hypochlorite system, install reinforcement and looping water mains, provide one million gallons of water storage and power generators to maintain water service during power outages.
The new water treatment plant will have a capacity to treat up to 6 million gallons of water per day (MGD) with the capability to expand to 9MGD to serve more than 4,600 customers in Warsaw service area.
IAW president Alan DeBoy said that this new facility will not only help to meet the water needs of this community, but will also deliver quality water service by adding a filtration plant to remove iron and manganese from the community’s drinking water.