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The Fritz C. Dietrich Environmental Control Facility, Chesterton’s wastewater treatment facility, services the Town of Chesterton, Town of Porter and the Indian Boundary Conservancy District.
The facility can treat at a rate of 4.6 million gallons per day (MGD) diurnal flow and at a rate of 10 MGD during wet weather events.
The facility consists of a headworks facility with:
The digested sludge is transferred to a secondary digester for further treatment. The final process in this system is dewatering the sludge for land application at a local farm.
The Collection System includes 35 lift stations and more than 68 miles of sanitary sewers with pipe sizes ranging from 4 inches to 48 inches.