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Indiana American Water designing Charlestown facility

CHARLESTOWN, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — Indiana American Water has begun the design of a new water treatment facility in Charlestown. The company says the new facility will filter iron and manganese from the area’s groundwater and crews will begin construction this summer.

“Since purchasing the Charlestown water utility in 2019, we have already invested more than $4 million in the community’s aging water infrastructure, performed much needed maintenance, and made significant process improvements to the system,” said Indiana American Water President Matt Prine.

Prine says plans include adding filtration to the treatment process, while also improving pumping equipment to increase flow to help with fire protection, and switching from gaseous chlorine to sodium hypochlorite. 

“Our community has significant growth potential in the years ahead, and a high-quality, reliable water supply is an important factor to our future success,” said Charlestown Mayor Treva Hodges. “Filtered water is the solution that we’ve been waiting for and I am excited that Indiana American Water has followed through on their commitment to address the long-standing issue of discolored water in Charlestown.”

Indiana American Water says completion of the new facility is expected in mid-2022.