The City of Adrian: An Effort for an Improved Infrastructure

The City of Adrian has a Utilities Department which is working hard to get through the city’s infrastructure challenges which includes a $3 million rehabilitation and replacement of its 19th-century brick arch sewer.  Adrian is located 70 miles southwest of Detroit.  Customers are supplied with a blend of surface water from Lake Adrian and groundwater from four wells. The city operates a 10 mgd (million gallons/day) water treatment plant, which primarily serves city residents, and a wastewater treatment plant, which also serves adjoining Madison and Adrian Charter townships.  The city also operates a 2-million-gallon above-ground Winter Street retention basin as an insurance policy.

The utility’s current signature project is the $3 million Downtown Brick Arch Sewer Improvement Project.  The three-phase program is designed to rehabilitate and replace sections of the nearly 150-year-old brick-lined combined sewer. The deteriorating sewer serves much of the downtown area, and the project will assist the city in meeting a mandate to eliminate combined sewer outfall to the Raisin River at its Winter Street retention basin. Making the project more arduous, the sewer runs through easements between houses, under buildings, through parking lots and under other narrow rights of way. The water distribution system measures 98 miles in length with pipe diameters ranging from 2 up to 24 inches for the largest transmission mains.

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100 South Capitol Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46225 U.S.A.

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