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Vic Kelson, Director, City of Bloomington Utilities, 812-349-3666

50th Anniversary Celebration of Monroe Water Treatment Plant This Saturday

City of Bloomington Utilities (CBU) will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Monroe Water Treatment Plant (MWTP) this Saturday at the Farmers’ Market. With pumping initiated on September 9, 1967, MWTP is where Lake Monroe water becomes the drinking water for the 145,000 residents of Bloomington, IU, Monroe County, and beyond. It is the water that buoys Bloomington's industry, flows through our local food and drink establishments, irrigates produce, quenches fires, and washes hands at medical facilities. Bloomington would not be the city it is today without the smart decisions made decades ago to secure a reliable source of water.

Join the free festivities on Saturday, September 16 at the Showers Building plaza, 401 N. Morton St, anytime from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CBU and other related organizations will have games and science experiments for elementary-aged students. The crews will be showing off their trucks and demonstrating how they fix burst pipes. Around 10:30 a.m., Mayor John Hamilton, City Council member Jim Sims, and IU’s Hank Hewetson will be speaking.