Utility Breaks Ground on Wastewater Treatment Project

Officials from Seymour, IN, and EMC have begun work on $17 million worth of improvements to the Seymour wastewater treatment plant.

Officials from Seymour, IN, and EMC have begun work on $17 million worth of improvements to the Seymour wastewater treatment plant.

The improvements will boost the plant's capacity from 4.3 million gallons a day to 8.7 million gallons a day. The plant is now operating at capacity. The upgrades are necessary to prevent the state from placing a sewer ban on the city, which essentially places a moratorium on any new residential or commercial construction.

"These improvements are vital to the continued economic growth of Seymour. They will also greatly enhance our citizens' quality of life," said Mayor John Burkhart of Seymour.

John Mitchell, EMC's president, said, "EMC values working with a city like Seymour to provide citizens and their communities with water and wastewater management solutions that clean and protect the environment and use rate payers' dollars efficiently. We are also pleased to have assembled an excellent and experienced team of construction and engineering partners to help successfully execute this project."

Paric Corp. is construction manager for the project. Sieco is the project's engineer; Bowen, the general contractor; and EIC, the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing subcontractor.

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