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Stormwater Master Plan Being Put to Use in Merrillville

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For the first time decades, the Town of Merrillville has updated their Stormwater Master Plan. Merrillville Stormwater Utility Executive Director Matt Lake told the Region News Team, during a recent Region Newsmakers interview, that they strategically looked at nine drainage areas in order to evaluate what needs to be done to retro-fit storage for areas of the town that previously did not have storage design. Darren Olsen, Senior Project Manager with Christopher T. Burke Engineering, says through the master plan they were able to identify in the sub-watersheds drainage and water quality improvement projects to reduce the risk of future flooding, while identifying the benefits and costs of those projects so the Town can better prioritize those projects,
Lake says an older section of town, what they are calling the Meadowdale watershed, ranks high on the list of areas prone to flooding. He says they recently met with Lake County Surveyor Bill Emerson, in conjunction with the Merrillville Stormwater Utility, to submit an application to the Little Calumet River Basin Commission to fund the final design and future implementation, installation within this watershed.
To hear more of our Region News Makers interview with Matt Lake and Darren Olsen, visit http://regionnewsteam.com/


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