North Judson Council Approves Over $31,000 in Lift Station Bills

A hit-and-run driver damaged this lift station at the intersection of Luken and 3rd Streets in North Judson sometime between May 22 and 23.

The North Judson Town Council approved the payment of over $31,000 in lift station bills this week. The bulk of that is to replace the control panel and pumps at the 3rd Street lift station, after it was damaged by a hit-and-run driver last month.

The $26,970 cost will be covered by insurance. Town Superintendent Marshall Horstmann said the equipment’s been ordered, but it won’t arrive for at least another couple weeks. “We’ve been spending about an hour-and-a-half a day vacuuming out the lift station,” he said, “in order to keep everything operating out there in the subdivision.” On top of that, Horstmann said the disconnect box and 40 feet of wiring will also have to be replaced.

Meanwhile, the town council also agreed to spend $1,800 to replace a pump that failed at another lift station. Council members also approved the town’s annual $2,700 payment to Flow Technics for pump inspection at the town’s lift stations and wastewater treatment plant.