Project Title & Description
Hammond Indiana Water Reuse Project
Project supports the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, pursuant to Public Law 111-88. Specifically, this project will: conserve water for municipal and industrial supplies; replenish groundwater that flows to Lake Michigan by reusing 38 million gallons per day of treated effluent discharged by the Hammond, Indiana Sanitary District; and recycle over three million pounds of reclaimed nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium per year. This project represents Phase 2 of a multi-phased Water Reuse Project and involves planning, developing the engineering designs, and conducting topographic surveys that will be needed to convey millions of gallons of secondarily treated wastewater into selected locations within the three-county urban area of Northwest Indiana. This project will eliminate the discharge of pollutants into the Grand Calumet River Area of Concern and Lake Michigan.