As construction crews near the halfway point of Lafayette’s Combined Sewer Overflow project, they’re finishing off some big elements. Friday, the city opened a giant water tank, about the size of an NFL football field, for media tours before it’s sealed off.
To enter the tank on Friday morning, visitors including State Rep. Sheila Klinker and Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski had to walk through a darkened pipe, nine feet in diameter.
“Can you imagine when the water’s flowing through here?” Roswarski says.
“Listen to that echo. Woo!” Klinker says.