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!
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.
|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.|
|2018||INAFSM Outstanding Stormwater Project Award - Brown Street Permeable Paver Project|
|2018||Utility of the Future Today Award for transforming into a resource recovery center and being a leader in overall sustainability and resilience in the community that we serve|
|2017||"Laboratory Excellence" for outstanding achievement in the implementation of laboratory techniques and administration awarded by the Indiana Water Environment Association.|
|2015||INAFSM Outstanding Stormwater Project Award - Durkees Run Stormwater Project|
|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.|