Shelbyville Mayor Scott Furgeson and Greenwood Mayor Charles Henderson joined employees of Indiana American Water Company at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new water treatment facility located near Rocklane Road and North County Road 825 West in Shelby County. The dedication ceremony took place Wednesday, August 5, 2009.
According to Indiana American Water, the $19 million project, which includes a new water treatment facility and 6.6 miles of connecting water main from the treatment plant to Greenwood, provides an additional source of supply for Indiana American Water customers in Johnson County. As demands require, a second 6.9-mile pipeline will be installed to connect the Shelbyville system to the new facility.
David Baker, president of Indiana American Water, said the new facility will help meet the growth needs of both Greenwood and Shelbyville. In addition, the water mains connecting the two communities will provide adjoining nearby residents access to a public water supply and improved fire protection capability.
The London Road Treatment facility is one of five currently serving Johnson and Shelby counties. Company officials said the new facility enhances safety and efficiency. It also provides increased capacity through the addition of a new wellfield, and features treatment techniques to remove iron and manganese from the groundwater source.
Posted: Thursday, August 6, 2009
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