Combined Sewer Overflow Long-term Control Plan (LTCP)

Like more than 700 U.S. cities, Elkhart has sewers that carry both sewage and stormwater in the same pipe. When it rains, these "combined sewers" can overflow into Christiana Creek, the Elkhart River and the St. Joseph River.

The first combined sewers were built more than 100 years ago, mostly in cities in the Northwest, Northeast and the Great Lakes. The U.S. EPA and Indiana Department of Environmental Management require cities with combined sewers to meet state and federal requirements to prepare long-term plans to reduce overflows and comply with the Clean Water Act. 

 Under the Clean Water Act, Elkhart must reduce sewage overflows to Christiana Creek, the Elkhart River and the St. Joseph River. Elkhart's plan would build new sewers and storage tanks to capture and treat more overflows.

 Elkhart's Combined Sewer Overflow Long Term Control Plan 

Table of Contents  

Table of Figures

Table of Tables 

Executive Summary  

Chapter 1 - Introduction  

Chapter 2 - Baseline Conditions  

Chapter 3 - Priority Areas  

Chapter 4 - Alternative Analysis  

Chapter 5 - Public Participation  

Chapter 6 - Financial Capability Analysis  

Chapter 7 - Selected Plan  

Chapter 8 - Post-Construction Monitoring  

List of Acronyms  

References 

Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C

Appendix D

Appendix E

Combined Sewer Overflow Long Term Control Plan (12 MB)  

 

 If you have any further questions please send an email to cleanrivers@coei.org

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