This past weekend, the Town of Culver celebrated the opening of one of their biggest infrastructure projects to date, the new Culver Municipal Water Plant. Culver Town Council members, staff, and partners joined with community members on Saturday, April 8th for a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house of the new Culver Municipal Water Plant, located at 535 S Ohio Street in Culver. The new plant will ensure a stable, efficient source of clean water to the Town for years to come.
The water plant was a multiyear project involving Town Councilmembers, staff, Michiana Contracting in Plymouth, and Midwestern Engineers in Indianapolis. The project was a $1.1 million capital investment, funded through a $500,000 grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) and a $600,000 loan from the State Revolving Fund.
The previous water plant was approximately 50 years old and had reached the end of its functional life. This project will provide a continued, safe source of water for Culver residents and utility customers. Updates include new high service pumps, a new Tonka filtration system, reinstated fluoride system, and new chlorine pumps.
Culver has completed many major infrastructure projects over the last few years, totaling more than $5 million in capital investment. Additional investments include the installation of a new storm sewer system on Lakeshore Drive, which has decreased street flooding. Just to the east, the Town has constructed a new water tower which also benefitted from OCRA grant funding. Culver’s planning and efficiency at securing grants for these projects has allowed the Town to take on many high-cost projects at once without significantly increasing taxes or water rates.