Contract awarded for upcoming Logansport Utilities’ headworks replacement

Logansport Utilities (LU) has awarded a “Guaranteed Savings Contract” for the wastewater treatment plant headworks replacement construction project.

Kokosing Industrial, with offices in Fort Wayne and Greenfield, Indiana had the winning proposal. Kokosing will be collaborating with LU’s hired engineering company, the Lochmueller Group, with planning and design. The Lochmueller Group has determined an estimated cost around 14 million dollars.

The project is in tandem with the ongoing state-mandated “Long-Term Control Plan (LTCP)” with “Combined Sewer Overflow” projects adding more water processing and treatment demand to the already aged wastewater treatment infrastructure. The current headworks structure was built in 1958 and has exceeded its useful life, showing significant signs of wear. The upgrade to the headworks facilities will efficiently manage the increase of capacity and provide more reliable screening and grit removal to protect other downstream equipment. The project coincides with Logansport Utilities’ commitment to clean water ways in the community.

Logansport Utilities CEO/Superintendent Greg Toth says, “We’re tremendously excited about the project. Now is the time to take steps to help keep waterways clean and having the right tools to do that for the community is a priority. It’s a big undertaking and a great project for Logansport.”

Bond requests for the funding of this and other pending projects listed on the utilities’ capital improvement plan and the state’s LTCP were approved by the utility service board and the Logansport city council in early February 2023.

Construction is scheduled to begin in April 2024 and be completed by 2026.

SOURCE: News release from Logansport Utilities