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Septic Tank Elimination Projects (STEP)

Indianapolis

Committed to reducing health hazards in neighborhoods, the Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) provides new sanitary sewers to homes and businesses currently served by septic systems. Wessler Engineering has worked with DPW’s Septic Tank Elimination Program (STEP) to provide this service to more than 1,300 customers.

The Wessler project team provided the following services:

  • geotechnical (soil boring and pavement cores)
  • design (sanitary sewers and stormwater systems)
  • bid assistance (permitting and coordination)
  • construction administration (administration of day-to-day construction activities)
  • resident project representative (RPR) (inspection services during construction)
  • survey (control, topographic, right-of-way staking)
  • coordination/communication with public (participation at public meetings, coordination with utilities and developers)
  • land acquisition/right-of-way (easement documentation preparation and purchasing procedures)
  • environmental (arborist evaluation and tree planting program).

Thompson Road and Emerson Avenue STEP

  • sanitary sewer design and easement coordination which included approximately 130 homes south of Thompson Road, west of Emerson Avenue, along Shelbyville Road and east of I-65

 Homecroft Corridor Phase I STEP

  • sanitary sewer service to approximately 550 homes in the Craigmont/Brill, Edgewood/Shelby, Epler/Meridian and Banta/Southport areas, including incidental drainage improvements and street resurfacing

57th and Cooper STEP

  • construction of a sanitary sewer system to the areas of 57th Street and Cooper Street in Washington and Pike Townships, thereby eliminating approximately 600 septic tanks

 16th and Whitty Lane STEP

  • new sanitary sewers and lateral connections, effectively eliminating approximately 70 septic tanks in this area.

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Joseph Bartos, P.E.

Wastewater Collection Assistant Group Head

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