Clean rivers and waterways are good for everyone!
Huntington can be proud of the progress that has been made over the past three years in getting caught up with EPA and IDEM requirements for keeping sewage out of our Little and Wabash Rivers. More and more Huntington citizens are enjoying time in and around our rivers with kayaking, trails and greenways and events like Splash on the Wabash.
Original estimates for the three projects were $45 million. By insisting on value engineering and utilizing guaranteed savings contracts the actual project costs came in at only $30 million.
Congratulations to Anthony Goodnight, Director of Public Works and Engineering Services for implementing creative solutions to costly problems. As they say in the private sector – “Creativity Before Capital.”
Here is the really good news – As of early April, the City is no longer under an Agreed Order by EPA/IDEM and under the threat of substantial daily fines for non-compliance.
Huntington is a better place because of the persistent, professional efforts of home grown talent, like Anthony Goodnight.
For the love of Huntington! Brooks