City of Fort Wayne Overflow Reduction Tunnel (3RPORT), FORT WAYNE, IN
Over the course of five years, Shambaugh worked on the largest construction and public sustainable investment project in Fort Wayne’s history. Included in Shambaugh’s contract are all electrical labor, material, and electric equipment, including 24-hour electrical maintenance on MaMaJo—the 400-foot Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) used for the project.
As part of the scope of their Three Rivers Protection and Overflow Reduction Tunnel (3RPORT) project, the City of Fort Wayne has committed to reducing from about 70 to four the number of times in a typical year sewer discharges (known as Combined Sewer Overflows, or CSO) enter the Maumee and St. Mary’s Rivers.
The effort to reduce the CSO by 90% (more than 800M gallons annually) vastly improves the water quality of the local rivers, and because less pollution will float downstream and empty into Lake Erie, the lake’s water quality will also improve significantly. This is a milestone project for the City of Fort Wayne, providing significant environmental and economic benefits for generations to come.
The City of Fort Wayne’s water quality is of high importance as the city is home to three separate rivers—the Maumee, the St. Mary’s, and the St. Joseph.