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City officials break ground on a wastewater treatment plant expansion on Monday at 1201 S. Nappanee St., Elkhart.

ELKHART — Officials on Monday held a groundbreaking ceremony for Phase 2 of the city’s wastewater treatment plant, formally kicking off construction for the $30 million project.

Utilities Engineer Edgar Moreno said the city’s consent decree with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management was to upgrade the capacity of the wastewater treatment plant by 50 percent.

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