U of I Students Present Possible Solutions to Lake Delhi Wastewater Issues

DELHI, Iowa (AP) — A group of University of Iowa students presented possible solutions to a wastewater treatment issue at Lake Delhi.

The Telegraph Herald reports that engineering students with the university’s Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities offered design options to Delaware County officials. The findings aim to help Lake Delhi home septic systems meet state code.

County Sanitarian Dennis Lyons said a city wastewater treatment facility was too costly, so officials opted to have homeowners update their own septic systems. He said homeowners who don’t comply will be fined.

The students presented three septic system options that would cost between $10,000 and $34,000 and vary in effectiveness. Lyons said the students’ proposals were similar to county officials’.