Wastewater Treatment Plant Headworks Replacement Project

On March 26, 2024, Logansport Utilities held a public hearing for the Preliminary Engineering Report for the wastewater treatment plant headworks replacement project, which has been in motion and is a part of budgets and funds already approved since 2022. They will be advertising for bids to be submitted in the coming weeks, with a contractor to be selected to complete the headworks construction.

A “Guaranteed Savings Contract” for the project was awarded in July 2023 but was cancelled during the design phase according to an article in the Pharos-Tribune.

The headworks project is in tandem with the ongoing state-mandated “Long-Term Control Plan (LTCP)” with “Combined Sewer Overflow(CSO)” 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.  

This project was approved to move forward in October 2022 among other pending projects listed on the utilities’ capital improvement plan and the state’s LTCP. Bond requests for the funding of this and the other projects were approved by the utility service board and the Logansport city council in early February 2023. 

Included in the funding of the headworks project were the rate increases created for water, wastewater, and stormwater in four phases, that launched January 2023. Public meetings for the city council readings of the proposed rate ordinances were held in November and December 2022.

Logansport Utilities CEO/Superintendent Greg Toth said in July 2023, “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.”

Construction was previously scheduled to begin in April 2024 and be completed by 2026, but the Pharos-Tribune reports that bids will open in September 2024 and construction will begin in November. Substantial completion is slated for January of 2027.

The wastewater treatment plant is located at 1400 West Wabash Avenue.

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