Wabash River Public Safety Alert from Logansport Municipal Utilities for July 6-12, 2021

Last Updated on July 10, 2021 by Logansport Municipal Utilities

Logansport Municipal Utilities (LMU) is issuing a public safety alert to not engage in any river water recreational activities, including boating, fishing, swimming, etc on the Wabash River starting July 6, 2021 and several of the following days.

On Tuesday, July 6,2021 from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP), located at 1400 W. Wabash Avenue, will be repairing the chlorine contact tank. During this period, the effluent waters discharged by the WWTP will not undergo the chlorination process designed to remove pathogenic bacteria.

Unchlorinated wastewater may go into the river during the repair period and for several days after. People who swim, wade,or ingest this water are at risk of becoming ill. Be advised to suspend all water based recreational activities (boating, fishing, swimming, etc) on the Wabash River downstream of the plant’s location through July 12,2021.

Brick building with signage that reads Logansport Sewage Treatment Plant
Logansport Sewage Treatment Plant

SOURCE: News release from Logansport Municipal Utilities

About Logansport Municipal Utilities: LMU is a municipal owned, board-operated electric and water utility serving the city of Logansport and surrounding county areas in northern Indiana. Started in 1894, the utility offers carbon free electricity and clean water to over 20,000 residents and businesses. LMU continues to serve and drive redevelopment in the region. For more information about LMU: logansportutilities.com