West Lafayette and Lafayette leaders looking into combining centers for bio-solid waste

Indiana Finance Authority awarded the city of West Lafayette a $30,000 grant. Part of those funds will go toward conducting a study.

Posted: Nov 12, 2019 4:33 PM

GREATER LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Lafayette and West Lafayette leaders are looking into combining centers for bio-solid waste.

Indiana Finance Authority awarded the city of West Lafayette a $30,000 grant. Part of those funds will go toward conducting a study.

Wastewater treatment plant leaders will examine how much bio-solid waste they're collecting.

As the population grows, they're trying to be proactive in making necessary improvements. The grant will benefit both treatment plants.

West Lafayette Utility Director Dave Henderson said this extra funding provides a perfect opportunity to plan for the future.

“It's something that we're spending money on maintaining and improving overtime at both facilities and so it might make sense to look at this opportunity to collaborate,” said Henderson.

He said ultimately the community will benefit.

“We're planning for the future we're always looking at how best to spend our ratepayers’ money to make improvements so that we can keep providing that level of service they've come to expect,” said Henderson.

Henderson said this study will determine if one facility collects all the solids or they build a new facility. The study will begin early next year.

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