Construction continued on the new wastewater plant in Judah and the removal of the old facility

BEDFORD – Tuesday morning Southern Indiana Development Commission Michelle Carrico asked the Lawrence County commissioners to extend the completion date deadline for the new wastewater treatment plant in Judah from July 21, 2022, to September 21, 2022.

“We need the extra 60 days to complete the demolition of the old plant and to put up fencing around the new facility,” added Carrico.

The current wastewater treatment plant was built in the mid-1970s and serves 115 residents and area businesses in the Briarwood Addition and Judah area and has reached the end of its lifecycle.

A new wastewater treatment plant, including an activated sludge wastewater treatment system, is being constructed next to the current facility. The new plant will allow the area to be compliant with the Department of Indiana Environmental Management. The new design will feature ultraviolet cleansing, as well as an aeration chamber, among other features.