New facility increases water capacity

Indiana American Water’s new $3-million facility is on the city’s north side along Allisonville Road. (Photo provided)

Indiana American Water’s new $3-million facility is on the city’s north side along Allisonville Road. (Photo provided)

Indiana American Water has completed construction of a new two million gallon per day water treatment facility in Noblesville.

The $3-million facility and related infrastructure is on the city’s north side along Allisonville Road. Officials said the improvements will increase capacity in the Noblesville system by almost a third for area customers.

“This new facility puts us and the community in a great position as we head into the summer months when we typically see water usage significantly increase,” said IAW President Alan DeBoy.

After drought conditions hit the Midwest last summer, IAW accelerated the Allisonville Road treatment facility project. Initially, a new well was placed in service temporarily during last year’s drought and the company fast-tracked the project to build a new treatment facility and place new transmission water mains in service this spring.

“Access to a reliable and adequate water supply and infrastructure is a key component of the success of our community,” said Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear. “We have worked closely with Indiana American Water over the last several years to upgrade our system here, and we appreciate the investments they have made to support our efforts to make Noblesville one of the best communities in the nation in which to live and work.”

Since 2007, IAW has completed several capacity related improvements in Noblesville worth more than $18 million. In addition to the Allisonville road project, the company also has added pumping and treatment capacity at the company’s White River North Treatment Facility, constructed a one million gallon water tank near Promise Road and 186th Street, and installed a new booster station and more than 2.5 miles of new 16-inch transmission mains.

DeBoy said these improvements increase the system pressure and production capacity of the Noblesville system and enhance fire protection capabilities and the ability to move water throughout the system when and where it is needed.

IAW also invested $375,000 last year to retrofit almost all of the community’s fire hydrants with Storz quick-connect hydrant nozzles, which allow firefighters to connect to hydrants with a quick, quarter turn action.

IAW’s Noblesville District has approximately 14,550 customer connections.


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