The City of Crawfordsville, Indiana

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Waste Water

The Crawfordsville Waste Water Treatment Plant was originally built in 1938 and consisted of two primary settling tanks. Plant flows were designed to be treated at approximately 750,000 gallons per day. The purpose of the waste water treatment system is to protect the receiving waters, which in this case happens to be Sugar Creek. This protection of the stream is accomplished by removing harmful substances from the sanitary waste stream by employing biological treatment.

The treatment plant was expanded in 1964, 1978, and in 2000.

The system is now capable of treating 4.7 million gallons per day and can currently treat an average of 3.01 million gallons daily. The City of Crawfordsville utilizes the beneficial reuse program and land applies bio-solids to farm grounds twice yearly.

The Department employs 15 people that are responsible for the maintenance of nearly 90 miles of collection lines, 15 lift stations, and the operations of the treatment plant. Three of the employees also serve in the pre-treatment division which is responsible for oversight of the numerous industries located within the City.

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515 Bluff St
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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  • Business: (765) 364-5169
  • Business Fax: (765) 364-5189
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  • The plant is staffed seven days a week with regular business hours being from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm.

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