In 2013, Citizens Energy Group developed a preliminary plan for the construction of Citizens Reservoir. During this process, they conducted a feasibility study at the quarry site to examine if the limestone walls could store water long-term. Citizens Energy Group coordinated and discussed all phases of the project with the City of Fishers, including planning, construction, and implementation. During the planning and due diligence phase, they worked with the City to explain the purpose of the facility. They also worked with them to determine whether the facility would impact future residential development in the area and whether constraints were needed on the proposed structures and site development.
In 2015, Citizens Energy Group purchased the quarry from the Marina Limited Partnerships and negotiated with the limestone mining company, Irving Materials Incorporated. Citizens Energy Group established an agreement with Irving Materials Incorporated that allowed the company to continue mining until spring 2019. After the feasibility study was completed, Citizens Energy Group continued to iterate the original design and worked with regulatory agencies, such as the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, to obtain construction permits.
Citizens Energy Group coordinated construction timing and impact with the City’s outreach department to help educate the surrounding community about the project. They also developed a webpage that included project FAQs, informational videos, and pictures.
In July 2019, Citizens Energy Group finalized their design with the consulting engineers and began construction on the quarry. They constructed the facility using the agreements with the City, ensuring the reservoir met the original intent. In addition, at different points in the project, they took the mayor and other city officials on site tours to see the progress firsthand. In December 2020, construction on the reservoir was completed.