See what’s going on around the country in this listing of new water and wastewater projects.

Editor’s Note: Each month, we’ll bring you a roundup of new water and wastewater projects from across the country. If you would like your town or city’s project included here, please email Digital Editor Jennifer West at


Project: Rehabilitation of Donald M. Somers Water Pollution Control Plant
Details: Phase 1 will focus on building a new primary treatment facility. Phases 2 and 3 will be completed by 2020. The plant is one of the oldest on the West Coast.
Cost: Phase 1, $100 million; Phase 2 and 3, $350 million
Completion: 2020 for Phase 1

Project: Civic Center Wastewater Treatment Facility
Details: Project is in response to a ban on septic systems in Malibu Civic Center by the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board.
Status: Groundbreaking for Phase 1 held June 29
Cost: $47 million for Phase 1
Completion: November 2017

Related: November 2015 Project Roundup: Groundbreaking Ceremonies, Constructions and More


Project: New Evans Wastewater Treatment Plant
Details: Project will involve the consolidation of two plants. This will move the current plant away from the 100-year floodplain.
Status: Groundbreaking, Aug. 9
Completion: 2019


City of Valdosta
Project: New Withlacoochee Treatment Plant
Details: Event also celebrated the completion of the Force Main Project, which included construction of a 6.2-mile force main, four new lift stations and a new headworks structure. Plant will treat 18 mgd. A 6-million-gallon equalization basin allows peak flows of 38 mgd.
Status: Complete, ribbon-cutting ceremony July 12.
Cost: $60 million for both projects


Project: New wastewater treatment plant
Details: Activated sludge system, 7 mgd plant. New plant replaces a 1958 system.
Status: Construction to be complete end of August or early September
Cost: $15 million

Related: December 2015 Project Roundup: Groundbreaking Ceremonies, Construction and More


Project: Regional treatment plant for Mansfield, Norton, Foxboro
Details: Groundbreaking ceremony, Aug. 2
Status: Will replace a plant built in 1985.
Cost: $39 million


East Grand Forks
Project: Wastewater Joint Interconnect
Details: System will send sewage from East Grand Forks to Grand Forks for treatment, replacing 50-year-old lagoons in East Grand Forks.
Status: Groundbreaking, Aug. 15
Cost: $11 million


Project: Upgrade to Stevensville Wastewater Plant
Details: New headworks facility will reduce ammonia, nitrogen and phosphorus discharge by half. Upgrades focused on filters. This is the third upgrade since 2000.
Status: Complete. Ribbon-cutting ceremony, July 21
Cost: $4.5 million

Related: January 2016 Project Roundup: Groundbreaking Ceremonies, Construction and More


Findley Township
Project: New treatment plant and sewer system
Details: System will serve businesses in the East Lackawannock and Findley townships.
Status: Ribbon-cutting ceremony, Aug. 8
Cost: $10 million


Ocean Shores
Project: Illahee/Oyehut Sewer Project
Details: Includes design and construction of a centralized wastewater collection system to eliminate about 130 failing onsite systems.
Status: Groundbreaking, Aug. 9
Cost: $2.9 million


Project: New wastewater treatment plant
Details: New plant replaced a 55-year-old facility. 
Status: Open house, Aug. 23

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