Lafayette, IN

Service Area 21

HWC worked with the City of Lafayette to complete the Service Area 21 – Sewer & Water Utility Master Plan project. Service Area 21 refers to a 4,000-acre area outside the corporate limits of the City of Lafayette on the northeast side of the City at the I-65 and SR 25 interchange.

A crossing of Wildcat Creek and I-65 and connecting the water service to Lafayette’s dual water pressure zone system was evaluated as part of this study.

The area is largely agricultural but included several housing developments and the potential for commercial development, which created a need for water and wastewater utilities to service the area. The final plan included the phased extension of water and sewer services to the area. Future phases can extend these utilities throughout the entire service area and consist of a new well field for supplemental water supply due to the impacts of the proposed Hoosier Heartland corridor development. The construction cost for both phases developed in the plan was $5.8 million. HWC was responsible for design and construction management of Phase 1, which was completed in 2020.

Project Highlights:

  • Economic development necessitated need for Phase 1 construction of water and sanitary extensions
  • Multiple complex construction issues including creek crossing, highway crossing, and several right-of-way easements along a busy roadway corridor
  • Opened areas northeast of Lafayette for potential future development
  • Design of regional lift station to take minimal flows at start up and be expanded for future full build-out