Stormwater projects planned in Merrillville
A high-density polyethylene pipe containing at least 40 percent recycled materials is installed during a drainage project near 58th Place and Vermont Street. Merrillville is the first community in Northwest Indiana to use the environmentally-friendly pipe. (Provided photo)
MERRILLVILLE — Officials are planning to increase the capacity of drainage lines in two areas of town to address flooding issues.
Matt Lake, executive director of Merrillville's Stormwater Utility, said water backs up on Sunset Road as well as 54th Place after rain events because aging stormwater lines on those streets are deteriorating.