Town of Bunker Hill
Bunker Hill, Indiana
The Town of Bunker Hill contracted Burgess & Niple (B&N) to analyze the steps necessary for upgrading, replacing, or regionalizing their wastewater treatment plant. The study was prompted by an enforcement action from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM).
After estimating the construction and soft costs, B&N evaluated financing programs available for municipal works projects and identified a cost effective solution for replacing the existing plant. The State Revolving Loan Fund (SRF) in combination with the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs’ Community Focus Funds Grant (CFF) provided the best financial mechanisms.
Following the analysis, B&N prepared a Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) detailing options available to the community for treatment of the wastewater. With the help of B&N, an Agreed Order was issued, outlining the need for the new wastewater treatment plant, its timeline for completion, and Inflow and Infiltration (I/I) removal practices and initiatives.
B&N secured a financial consultant’s services to calculate the final rates and bond council to provide legal services for the issuance of municipal bonds through the SRF program. B&N obtained a $500,000 CFF grant for the project.
Additional wastewater treatment plant experience includes: