East Chicago Water Membrane Filtration Plant

East Chicago, Indiana

To better serve the city’s 32,000 residents as well as industrial and commercial customers, a new 20-MGD pressure membrane water filtration plant was developed with a hydraulic capacity of 30 MGD to meet 30-year projected demand. The team designed the new a raw water pump station, chemical feed systems, and high-service pumping. Numerous low-impact and sustainable design elements were incorporated, including supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and programmable logic controller (PLC) controls, rain gardens, drought-resistant plants, green building materials, low-flow plumbing fixtures, and high-efficiency lighting to truly make this new plant and tank state-of-the-art.

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