Section 219 – Crown Point Sanitary Sewer Improvements

On June 2, the City of Crown Point celebrated the ribbon cutting of the Section 219 – Sanitary Sewer Improvements Project. The ribbon-cutting, held at the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), marked the end of the project that broke ground in April 2020. U.S. Representative Frank Mrvan, Mayor David Uran, and Lt. Col. Matthew Broderick from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers were all in attendance.

The project included upsizing the existing 1,288 linear feet (+/-) of 30-inch sanitary sewer and corresponding replacement of six manholes. By-pass pumping flows to the WWTP that typically traverse this line and connecting the new, larger interceptor to the existing headworks structure at the WWTP were also included in the project scope. This upgrade provides a significant increase in flow conveyance capability, which minimizes the potential for sewer overflows and basement backups and provides the ability to increase the number of customers connected to this line – accommodating future growth.

This construction project was funded as part of the Calumet Region Environmental Infrastructure 219 Project, with an allocation of $1,174,275 of federal funding and the City of Crown Point providing a 25% cash match of $391,425.

Mayor Uran said the project was a culmination of a lot of hard work, which leveraged local dollars to benefit the taxpayers. Sewer capacity is essential for growth – it improves the quality of life for residents and opens the door for investors to create businesses and jobs.