New Traffic alert – Charles St from Lincolnway East to Vistula Rd restricted to thru traffic. (6/4-8/16) Access to Twin Branch Park and parking lot is open. NIPSCO has also notified the City of Mishawaka that a very necessary and immediate repair/maintenance is going to take place on their 16″ Steel Pipeline on southbound 331.  There will be partial lane closure southbound 331 starting Wednesday, 6/5/2024 on 331 near Dragoon Trail and Dragoon Trail will be closed west of 331 (1,600 feet) for excavation.  The work may take longer than five days to complete. It will most likely take crews five days to repair the line with additional days to do inspection and clean up/restore the excavation area. NIPSCO is looking at closer to being in that area for two weeks.    
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Juday Creek Water Treatment Plant Ribbon Cutting a Success

On Thursday, May 16th, 2024, at 10am, a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony took place at Juday Creek to inaugurate the new Mishawaka Utilities Treatment Plant, located at 5801 Veterans Parkway, Mishawaka, IN. Dave Majewski, Water Division Manager, introduced the $40 million plant, a project that has been in development for 12 years within Mishawaka Utilities. The new facility is a significant milestone for providing clean, safe, and abundant water to the Mishawaka community.

Majewski emphasized the long-term benefits of the new plant, highlighting its role in enhancing Mishawaka’s infrastructure and development potential. “This will bring decades and decades of clean potable water to Mishawaka. It makes Mishawaka more ripe for development than it even is right now because the water infrastructure is here, the sewer infrastructure is here,” he stated. He explained that the plant will use pressure filters and chemicals to eliminate bacteria and will be monitored around the clock to ensure water safety.

Following Majewski’s remarks, Mayor Dave Wood expressed his enthusiasm for the project, noting that the Juday Creek Treatment Plant sets Mishawaka apart from other communities by guaranteeing long-term water security. “There are communities around this country that can’t provide safe, clean drinking water for their residents, and there are other communities around this country that don’t have long-term water security—they’re wondering where their water may be in 10 years. We do not have that worry here,” said Mayor Wood.

The Juday Creek Treatment Plant will remove iron, manganese, and arsenic from the water, ensuring the absence of toxic metals and backwash water. Initially capable of producing 8.2 million gallons per day (MGD), the plant is designed to expand up to 15 MGD. The 26,000 square foot facility houses essential equipment, including backwash air blowers, four high service pumps, and horizontal pressure filters, which will improve water pressure on the north side of the city and support future growth. Mayor Wood mentioned that the facility could be expanded to produce up to 12.5 million gallons a day, further securing Mishawaka’s water supply for years to come.