October 19, 2017 - At its annual conference, the Indiana Water Environment Association recognized the City Utilities Water Pollution Control Plant for outstanding achievement in laboratory technique and for its employee safety record.  The plant received IWEA’s 2017 Laboratory Excellence Award and an Award of Merit for operating a safe operation.

To receive the safety award, judges reviewed daily safety logs and year-end reports. The lab award is given after a member of the judging panel visits the facility for an onsite inspection.

To celebrate our accomplishments, City Utilities will conduct free guided tours this Saturday, October 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the plant located at 2601 Dwenger Ave. Visitors will learn how the plant operates, visit the award winning lab and view its high powered microscope, and learn about the importance the plant plays in our daily lives. The tour will involve walking on several surfaces, including gravel, and attendees should not wear open-toe shoes or flip-flops.

Named the P. L. Brunner Water Pollution Control Plant, the Fort Wayne facility provides sewage treatment for more than 315,000 area residents in Fort Wayne, New Haven, Leo-Cedarville, Maysville, Grabill, Zanesville, Huntertown, Arcola and many homes and businesses in unincorporated areas of Allen County. Currently, the plant has the capacity to treat 100 million gallons of sewage per day. Last year, the plant treated nearly 17 billion gallons of sewage for the year. The plant has been serving the community since 1940.