Lafayette City officials, Wessler and Bowen Engineering Corporation representatives broke ground recently on Murdock Park’s underground storage reservoir and booster station - the newest piece of the City’s 20-year Water Capital Improvements Plan.
Following brief remarks by Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski, Water Works Superintendent Kerry Smith, and Wessler CEO Marty Wessler, the City received special recognition from Indiana State Representative Sheila Klinker. City officials and stakeholders, Wessler, Senior Project Manager Stan Diamond, Project Manager Andrew Gordon, and Bowen Engineering Vice President of Performance Contracting Steve Nutt along with other Bowen representatives then put shovels in the dirt and officially broke ground on the project.
The six-million-gallon-per-day (MGD) booster station and three-million-gallon reservoir will serve as a supplemental water source for the City’s Upper Water Zone and as a backup pump facility for the Columbian Park Booster Station. New 24 and 30-inch water main extensions along Cason Street will work in conjunction with the new booster station to help meet the demand for water in the community for years to come.