(AP) The Kokomo Municipal Water Utility is installing new water treatment plants to reduce the amount of contaminated water coming into the city.
The plants will have a capacity of 6 million gallons per second and will be about 4 miles long, the city said in a statement.
They are being built on existing sewer pipes and will begin being operational by early summer, according to a news release.
The Kokomo plant was built by the company that owns the city’s sewage system.
The city says it is the largest in Illinois and the only one in the country that uses treated wastewater.
It is owned by the Illinois Department of Transportation.
The city has tested its water and sewage systems on about 4 million gallons of wastewater every day for the past month.
The treatment plants are located at the Westside Treatment Plant and the Eastside Treatment plant.