Logansport Utilities waterline replacement project to begin

Work is set to begin for Logansport Utilities’ water service line replacement project.

Five Star Energy Services, an underground utility construction company, will be working with Logansport Utilities’ water department to tackle replacing the aging pipe infrastructure. Replacements will include the public main waterlines up to the point which it connects with a property’s plumbing, sometimes inside a home or business.

The primary areas of the project will affect the oldest parts of the city’s water system, with the goal of replacing any potential lead pipes or galvanized piping material that is downstream from lead materials, that would have been installed more than 50 years ago.

As the project moves forward, once a home or business has been identified to receive the water line replacement at the point of entry, the Five Star Energy Services’ staff will provide residents an information flyer in advance notice. This is to provide a summary of the project and a basic timeline for when crews may need to enter the property. The waterline replacement work is at no additional cost to the customer.

The more than 7-million-dollar project is being funded with a grant awarded to Logansport Utilities by Indiana’s State Revolving Fund (SRF), The water service line replacement project coincides with Logansport Utilities’ commitment to continue to provide safe and reliable water.

SOURCE: News release from Logansport Utilities

About Logansport Utilities is a municipal owned, board operated electric and water utility serving the city of Logansport and surrounding county areas in northern Indiana. Started in 1894, the utility offers carbon free electricity and clean water to more than 20,000 residents and businesses. LU continues to serve and drive redevelopment in the region. For more information about LU: logansportutilities.com

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