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 the end of its life, so improvements are critical for ensuring the longevity of high-quality drinking water for the community. This project includes a new drinking water treatment plant, distribution system improvements, and improvements to the water intake structure.
Construction is anticipated to last through July 2021, with a total construction cost of just over $5 million. The Town was awarded over $3 million in grant money through the USDA Rural Development program and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA).
The Town of Westport is excited for these needed improvements as this project has been in planning and review by the Town Council and the Water Utility for several years.