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Formerly known as the Water Pollution Control Department, Lafayette Renew is a division of the City of Lafayette. 

Lafayette Renew is more than just clean water. Our energy efficient facility recovers renewable resources while cleaning the water. Our buildings are heated by methane produced during the treatment process and we also produce fertilizer for Indiana’s land application program. A solar field is in the making, and our goal is to be a net-zero utility in the future!

Mission Statement 

Lafayette Renew is a utility focused on resource recovery, sustainable practices, and protection of water quality and the environment.

We are dedicated to positively impacting the environment and the quality of life for our community by efficiently managing resources, expanding educational outreach, and fostering local partnerships.

History

Year   Project Description
2017   Utility completed a rebranding to reflect new mission statement. Rebranding included changing the utility name from Water Pollution Control to Lafayette Renew. 
2016   Phosphorous treatment was added to the facility's daily operations. 
2014   Completion of Durkees Run Stormwater Park. 
2010   Completion of Pearl River Storage and Conveyance Tunnel. 
2008   Energy audit results in a 40% energy reduction. 
2008   Completion of Pearl River and Ross Road Lift Stations. 
2005   Prairie Oaks Lift Station was built. 
2004   Renovation: The treatment facilities were upgraded to add more capacity. 
1968   Secondary treatment was added to the Sewage Treatment Plant. 
1954   Lafayette's original Sewage Treatment Plant was constructed. 

Awards

Year   Description
2017   "Laboratory Excellence" for outstanding achievement in the implementation of laboratory techniques and administration awarded by the Indiana Water Environment Association. 
2013   Awarded 2nd Place in the Wastewater Challenge by the Indiana Water Environment Association. 
2011   "Engineering Excellence" for the Pearl River Storage and Conveyance Tunnel CSO Project awarded by the American Council of Engineering Companies. 
2010   Awarded 3rd Place in the Wastewater Challenge by the Indiana Water Environment Association. 
2008   Awarded 3rd Place in the Wastewater Challenge by the Indiana Water Environment Association. 
2006   Awarded 3rd Place in the Wastewater Challenge by the Indiana Water Environment Association. 
2006   "Collection System Award for Large Facility" for innovative practices of maintaining the City of Lafayette's collection system awarded by the Indiana Water Environment Association. 
2005   "Engineering Excellence" for the treatment facility upgrade and expansion awarded by the American Council of Engineering Companies. 
1995   "Best Operated Wastewater Treatment Plant for Secondary Large in Region 5" awarded by the U.S. E.P.A.