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SYSTEM FAILURE: Wastewater problems still swirling

October 4, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Lingering questions have plagued South Whitley Town Council members in regards to the system failures at the recently completed wastewater treatment plant.

When heavy rains hit the town in August, backups and overflows caused the plant to not perform as designed.

Since then, town leaders have questioned engineers as to where the problem lies and what needs to be done to prevent further system failures.

At the Sept. 24 Town Council meeting, there was still no resolve to the issue. However, engineers reported some progress in coming to the answer members are searching for.

“We’d like to request a work session,” said David Harvey, engineer with Fleis & Vandenbrink Engineering, Inc.. “There are a number of action items and evaluations we’d like to complete. Going out to the site for another inspection would be helpful.”

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