TriCo Regional Sewer Utility, which serves sections of Hamilton, Boone and Marion counties, has consolidated all of its operations in a renovated facility in Zionsville.
TriCo, which had maintained an administrative office at the John Hensel Government Center in Carmel since 1997, moved all its staff into its expanded and renovated Water Resource Recovery Facility at 7236 Mayflower Park Dr. in Zionsville on Nov. 2.
Formerly Clay Township Regional Wastewater District, TriCo collects and treats wastewater for residents in the western half of Carmel, the east edge of Zionsville and sections of Indianapolis north of Interstate 65.
By virtue of the consolidation, TriCo staff will be able to share more resources and improve efficiency in addition to expanding wastewater treatment capacity from 3.05 million gallons per day to 5.7 million gallons per day.
“There are operations efficiencies that TriCo expects from having all staff in one location,” said Drew Williams, utility director for TriCo. “Crews will be able to share resources, such as trucks, tools and personnel. The engineering staff is now located with the operations staff and are now able to readily collaborate on construction and maintenance issues.
“The majority of construction is occurring on the west side of our service area along the Michigan Road corridor. Staff can more efficiently conduct the inspections of these developments.”
As part of the renovation, the Zionsville plant was expanded to 7,500 square feet and has amenities such as additional office space, larger windows to allow in more natural light and a redesigned lobby for easier access for customers.
“The office is very open,” Williams said. “Since we are located on the site with our Water Resource Recovery Facility, we hope customers visiting our office will take a tour of the entire facility and learn more about their sewer utility.”
A ribbon-cutting planned for last month has been postponed indefinitely because of the COVID-19 pandemic.