Phosphorus Monitoring

Brady Dryer, Commonwealth’s Environmental Compliance Manager has information to share about IDEM’s announcement for phosphorus requirements for facilities that discharge more than 1.0 Million Gallons per Day or for facilities that discharge to a receiving stream that is impaired for nutrients. Please watch the video to learn more. Additional information on Phosphorus-Based Comprehensive Wastewater Characterization […]

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Low Pressure Pump Alternative

Providing sewer service to unsewered areas presents a number of challenges.  Often these areas are unsewered because construction would be too difficult or too costly.  This video describes how Commonwealth designed an alternative sewer option that met the challenges of the area and saved significant construction costs.

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City of Rensselaer Receives Sizeable Grant from USDA RD for CSO Project

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Indiana and Commonwealth Engineers, Inc.  hosted a Community Earth Day Celebration in the City of Rensselaer on April 22nd. This celebration recognized the City for its Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) 019 Wet Weather Treatment Project. At this event Mayor Stephen A. Wood announced that the City has received […]

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Commonwealth’s New In House Electrical Services

We announced a few weeks ago that Commonwealth Engineers hired Toby Church, a licensed professional electrical engineer, to expand our services to include electrical / mechanical and instrumentation and control design; energy audits and power quality analysis to better serve Indiana communities.  In house electrical design means better coordination and communication during the design process […]

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Is Your Dam Safe?

Indiana has a more than 1200 dams.  Over 60% of those dams are privately owned with the primary usage being recreation.  Most of these dams are well over 35 years in age and many of these structures are deemed conditionally poor or unsatisfactory.  Other dams lack hydraulic capacity to properly convey large storm events and […]

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CSO Notification Rule Public Notice Requirement

This post is a reminder for all CSO communities.  During March of each year, all CSO communities are required to file a notice in their local newspaper of highest publication as required by 327 IAC 5-2.6(1). An example of the required minimum language is included below. If you have any questions please contact Don Larson at 317-888-1177. Also […]

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New Water Resources Data Collection Requirements for Water Utilities

The IURC recently posted an announcement on its website about a new law requiring water utilities to report specific information.  Please see a copy of the IURC’s information below. WATER RESOURCE DATA COLLECTION During the 2012 legislative session, Senate Enrolled Act 132(I.C. ch. 8-1-30.5) was enacted into law. This law requires the Indiana Utility Regulatory […]

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