MOUNT VERNON, Ind. (AP) — A southwestern Indiana city has completed a $15 million improvement to its sewage system aimed at preventing overflow of raw sewage into the Ohio River during heavy rains.
The Evansville Courier & Press reports the project puts Mount Vernon in compliance with federal and state mandates for storm sewer and sanitation lines to be separate.
Mayor John Tucker says customer rates have since increased about $5 because of the improvements.
Tuckers says the project included the elimination of discharge from multiple combined sewer overflow sites near where water was drawn and treated for city residents and included installing about 10,000 feet of new sewer lines and incorporating more environmentally friendly technology in the waste water treatment plant by using UV technology for treatment instead of chemicals.
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