IFA Regional Planning Meetings

The 2019 Indiana General Assembly enacted Senate Enrolled Act 4 (SEA 4), requiring the Indiana Finance Authority (IFA) to conduct regional planning meetings throughout the State of Indiana to enable drinking water and wastewater utilities to work together to address long-term needs. SEA 4 also requires drinking water and wastewater utilities to report their participation in the […]

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Town of Westport Water Project Groundbreaking

On October 27, 2020, The Town of Westport, Indiana, broke ground on a major improvement project for their Drinking Water Utility.  Those in attendance included Michael Dora, the Indiana State Director for USDA Rural Development, Westport Town officials, Southeastern Indiana Regional Planning Commission staff, Thieneman Construction, and Commonwealth Engineers. The utility’s current infrastructure has reached […]

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Town of Chrisney Receives OCRA Funding

On Friday, October 16th, Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch visited the Town of Chrisney to present a $700,000 grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) for their water supply and distribution improvements project. This project includes the installation of a new disinfectant residual analyzer, upgrades to 8,800 linear feet of water main, […]

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City of Shelbyville Receives OCRA Funding

On Thursday, October 15th, Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch visited the City of Shelbyville to present the City a grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA). The grant will partially fund improvements to the City’s Meridian Park Detention Basin which consists of a dual relief sewer diversion to temporarily store excess stormwater […]

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Princeton Wastewater Improvements Groundbreaking

On Wednesday, September 30th, the City of Princeton celebrated the groundbreaking of their Wastewater Improvements Project.  The groundbreaking was a light at the end of a four-year tunnel for Princeton that included finding the right engineer, funding, and contractor for the job. When Toyota Motor Manufacturing constructed a new automobile production plant in Princeton over […]

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MS4 and Construction Stormwater General Permit Moves Forward

On September 9, 2020, the Indiana Environmental Rules Board conducted the second public hearing to adopt the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) and Construction Stormwater General Permits. These permits are currently issued via permit by rule; however, IDEM is transitioning to the General Permit process due to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements.   Commonwealth […]

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Town of Spencer Sanitary Sewer Improvements Project Groundbreaking

On Monday, September 21, 2020, Commonwealth Engineers, Inc. broke ground with the Town of Spencer on the Town‘s Inflow & Infiltration Reduction Project at the MyPath Shelter House. The Spencer Town Council attended the groundbreaking along with Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, State Representative Bob Heaton, Southern Indiana Development Commission (SIDC) representative Matt Sward, Indiana […]

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2020 Client Charity Golf Outing

Commonwealth Engineers hosted our 20th Annual Client Appreciation Charity Golf Outing this past Friday, September 11th.  In remembrance of 9/11, golfers were encouraged to wear red, white, and blue. Our clients and sponsors raised $7,230 for 23 different charities.   Our first place team raised $1,000 for the Nappanee Boys and Girls Club. Our second […]

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West Terre Haute Opens New Water Treatment Plant

On Friday, July 31st, Commonwealth Engineers, Inc. (Commonwealth) was honored to take part in a recent ribbon-cutting, marking the official opening of the new water filtration treatment plant in West Terre Haute, Indiana. The project, six years in the making, marks a historic milestone for the community by delivering clean, filtered water to the Town’s […]

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