The Crown Point Wastewater Treatment Plant is responsible for treating sewage from the City so it can be safely returned to Lake Michigan. We can treat over 8 million gallons per day, however, we average approximately 4 million gallons per day. Our laboratory tests for potential pollutants to make sure the levels are within the required limits set forth by Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Benefits of Disc Filters
In order to update essential infrastructure at the City of Crown Point Wastewater Treatment Plant, the City will be replacing the five current pressure filters with three Kruger Hydrotech Disc Filters. The benefits of this update include:
- Much reduced power consumption - requiring approximately 60% of the power utilized by the existing filters
- Small footprint - allowing the facilities to be placed entirely indoors
- Ease of operation and maintenance - as access to the filter material for examination, cleaning and replacement is readily provided
- Reduced headloss - the reduction in headloss across the new filter system has allowed the City to take a large, high power demand pump station off line affording gravity flow through the filters
While there are numerous disc filter installations throughout the Midwest and country, this will be the first installation of its type in the State of Indiana. This project received approval from IDEM Construction Permitting on January 30, 2015 and construction began in the summer of 2015 thanks to funding provided through the State Revolving Loan Fund (SRF) Indiana Finance Authority (IFA).