LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The corner of Ninth and South Streets in downtown Lafayette look different now than before. The city is officially introduced a new pumping station at the old Village Pantry location Monday.
The new building is designed to not only to bring a new look to the area, but to reduce flooding in the downtown. It will provide relief to the existing waste water treatment plant.
Mayor Tony Roswarski said the new pumping station provides benefits now, and well into the future.
"It's going to help keep the Wabash River cleaner, it's going to help with flooding issues, it's actually going to help save us money over time," said Roswarski.
"By keeping that storm water out of our CSO system, it doesn't have to go to the waste water treatment plant, and actually have chemicals and be treated, so it's beautiful, it's a great money saver, and it's a great gathering space."
Lafayette Renew estimates this will save the city more than 3-million dollars over the next 20 years.