The Knox Board of Works was informed about some maintenance work needed on the south clarifier at the Wastewater Treatment Plant when members met last Wednesday.Continue reading
The Knox Board of Works members amended their agenda Wednesday morning to include a bid opening for sludge removal at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.Continue reading
Knox Board of Works members were informed this week that Wastewater Treatment Plant employees are currently “land applying” for the spring.Continue reading
Knox Wastewater employees recently attended some training related to underground digging safety.
When the Board of Works members met Wednesday morning, Wastewater Superintendent Kelly Clemons provided some details about the course that’s hosted by Indiana 811.Continue reading
A reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be coming into the City of Knox.
When the Board of Works met last Wednesday, Wastewater Department Superintendent Kelly Clemons told members that she received a report from FEMA. She informed them how much funding the department will receive to help cover costs associated with the flooding that took place back in February. Continue reading
Knox Wastewater Superintendent Kelly Clemons informed Board of Works members about 14-feet of 10-inch sewer line that had to be replaced recently. Continue reading
Knox Board of Works members received some health insurance information from Wastewater Superintendent Kelly Clemons when they met last Wednesday.
Superintendent Clemons said she wanted the board members to be aware that health insurance is offered through National Rural Water, just in case they’re considering a switch down the line. Continue reading
Knox Board of Works members considered bids for the 2018 sewer lining project when they met Wednesday morning. Continue reading
A public hearing about an estimated $2.7 million Wastewater Plant improvement project was approved by Knox City Council members and added to the agenda during their meeting Tuesday evening. Continue reading
A piece of equipment purchased last year by the Knox Wastewater Department has already paid for itself. Continue reading
The Knox Board of Works last week rejected the lone bid received for sewer relining. Wastewater Superintendent Kelly Clemons sent three packets but said two of the contractors did not have time to submit proposals due to holiday breaks. Continue reading
The Starke County Commissioners have approved the purchase of a screen to keep commissary trash from the jail out of the city’s sewer system. Continue reading
The Starke County Commissioners will consider amendments to the confined animal feeding ordinance fee schedule when they meet this evening. The Starke County Plan Commission recently approved a flat $500 flat permit, along with a $75 filing fee to offset the cost of processing the application. They also doubled the re-inspection fee to $100 for all permits. It will be charged when the county is called out to conduct an inspection, but the work is deemed to be incomplete. Continue reading
New pumps have been ordered to replace the two that failed earlier this month at the east Highway 8 lift station. Knox Wastewater Superintendent Kelly Clemons blames commissary trash from the jail that inmates flush down the toilets for the problems they’ve been having since the facility opened last summer. Continue reading
Commissary items being flushed down the toilets at the Starke County Jail are causing problems for the Knox Wastewater Department. Superintendent Kelly Clemons told the county commissioners Monday night the city has lost two pumps since Sept. 6th due to trash like razors, toothbrushes and elastic underwear bands getting into the lines. Continue reading
Employees at the Knox Wastewater Treatment Plant put in quite a bit of overtime during last week’s torrential downpour. Superintendent Kelly Clemons says it brought in 8.2 inches of rain in less than 24 hours. Of that, more than 7 inches fell between 5:30 and 11:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 15. Clemons told the board of works Wednesday employees spent the night at the plant to ensure everything was operating properly. Continue reading
The new lift station in the Knox Industrial Park is now the responsibility of the business for which it was added. The Knox Board of Works last week formally transferred ownership to Traffic Control Specialists, Inc. Continue reading
Sump pumps are creating an issue for the Knox Wastewater Department. Superintendent Kelly Clemons told the board of works last week the plant treats an average of 300,000 gallons of water per day in dry weather. She says amount more than doubles when it rains due to the number of gutters, catch basins and sump pumps tied into the sanitary sewer system. Continue reading
The City of Knox may need to change out a pump at the lift station near the industrial park soon due to items being flushed down toilets and clogging the lines. Continue reading
Knox residents may soon see an increase in their water and sewer rates. The city council recently commissioned a rate study and plans to discuss findings when they meet this evening at 7. Continue reading