New Wastewater Treatment Plant To Be Showcased

Crothersville Wastewater Treatment Superintendent Mason Boicourt checks the operating systems at the new wastewater treatment facility using the newly installed touch screen system which monitors the plant’s functions and alerts utility workers of any malfunction in the treatment process.

The Crothersville Wastewater Treatment Plant will host an open house gathering of the Southern Indiana Operators Association of Wastewater Treatment Operators next Wednesday, Aug. 21.

Southern Indiana Operators Association is an organization of wastewater treatment  operators, lab technicians, supervisors, and engineers in South Central and South Eastern  Indiana.

The new wastewater treatment plant, which has greatly curtailed the discharge of raw sewage a result of Combined Sewer Overflows (CSO), with be the feature of tour to plant operators from throughout Southern Indiana.

“So far we have about 50 registered for this event,” said local wastewater plant superintendent Mason Boicourt. “We are excited that communities from throughout the southern part of the state want to tour our facility and see it in operation.”

Crothersville recently completed a nearly $3 million renovation project to reduce CSO effluent.

Tours of the plant will be given from 10 a.m. to noon with a break for lunch, sponsored by the town’s engineering firm FPBH of North Vernon, at noon at the Methodist Church Annex.

Todd Trinkle of the Indiana Department of Environmental management  will talk about new CSO reporting.