Lapel Water Utility Improvements Project

On April 12, 2022, the Town of Lapel, IN broke ground on its $4.7M Water Utility Improvements Project.

Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and representatives from the Town, Commonwealth Engineers, Kleinpeter Consulting, funding agencies, and project construction companies gathered to celebrate the construction kick-off for this project with an expected date for contract completion set for December 2022.

The Town was awarded a $700,000 OCRA Grant and received funding from the IFA State Revolving Fund (SRF). IFA SRF provides a zero-interest loan, saving millions to the town’s ratepayers. The project upgrades are expected to meet the future needs of the community for the next 20 years.

The Project will be constructed in two (2) contract divisions:

Division A – Well, Treatment, and Storage Improvements

The project includes improvements to the existing wells, including Ford Street building improvements and SR 13 pump/motor replacement, and improvements to the existing WTP, including SCADA upgrades, and chemical feed upgrades. The project also consists of general modifications to the existing clearwell including the addition of a mechanical mixer, and a new fire flow pump station.

Division B – Distribution System Improvements

The project consists of furnishing all labor, material, and equipment to complete general improvements to the Town of Lapel’s distribution system. The work consists of the installation of 8-inch and 6-inch diameter water mains, new fire hydrants, abandonment of existing water mains in place, all associated connections to existing mains and services, and all related work required to complete the project. This includes associated paving, grading, surface restoration, striping, and utility relocation to accommodate the proposed improvements.


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