April 2016: Groundbreaking Ceremonies, Construction and More

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

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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 jennifer.west@colepublishing.com.



Project: Organic Material Recovery Center
Details: Private-public partnership between Lystek International and Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District. The recovery center will use thermal hydrolysis technology to convert biosolids into a Class A biofertilizer.
Completion: Summer 2016

Project: New water well
Details: Well will pump 400 gpm, enough to serve 1,000 customers. The new well is the 16th for the Crescenta Valley Water District and the first since the 1950s.
Status: Ribbon-cutting ceremony, March 18


City of Flowery Branch
Project: Addition of tertiary filtration at Water Pollution Control Plant
Details: System designed to treat secondary wastewater to reuse standards by filtering a peak flow of 2 mgd.
Status: Contract awarded to Kruger Inc., a Veolia business unit. Kruger will provide one Hydrotech Discfilter until with controls system and backwash water pump station.
Completion: Fall 2016

Project: Upgrade to wastewater treatment plant
Details: Upgrades will increase facility's capacity by 800,000 gpd. Total capacity will be 3.3 mgd.
Status: Contract awarded to Southern Champion Construction
Cost: $5.3 million


Lake Charles
Project: Wastewater treatment plant rehabilitation
Details: Project will also include construction of an administrative building and a new laboratory.
Status: Groundbreaking ceremony, April 20
Cost: $42 million


Project: New wastewater treatment plant
Status: Groundbreaking ceremony, April 27
Contractors: Bearing Construction Company
Completion: 15 to 18 months


Project: New water treatment plant
Status: Priority site chosen. Second engineering estimate still needed.


Johnson County
Project: Rebuild of Tomahawk Wastewater Treatment Plant
Details: Current plant treats just 40 percent of received wastewater. The remainder goes to Kansas City for a fee. The new plant will treat 19 mgd.
Status: Green-lighted by county commission. Construction planned for mid-2018
Cost: $280 million
Completion: 2021


Project: New water resource recovery facility
Status: Construction underway
Completion: November 2017

Project: New wastewater treatment plant
Details: New plant is completely automated and includes new mechanical screens to prevent pump damage. New plant will increase capacity by 10 mgd to 24 mgd todal.
Status: Final stage of constuction started (solids)
Cost: $70 million
Contractors: MWH Constructors, 

Project: New wastewater treatment plant
Details: Includes new maintenance building, headworks building, chemical feed building, equipment garage and alterations to septic receiving building.
Status: Construction started early March
Cost: $6.45 million
Contractors: Union Industrial Contractors of Ashtabula
Completion: Summer 2017


Project: Upgrade to city’s wastewater treatment system.
Details: Includes upgrade of pump station and wastewater basin along with underground wastewater lines and upgrades to the Moccasin Bend plant. Part of a 2013 consent decree with EPA to control sewage overflows and improve wastewater operations.
Status: Construction started
Cost: $250 million for overhaul of wastewater system
Contractors: Chase Plumbing & Mechanical Inc.


Patton Village
Project: New wastewater treatment plant
Details: Will include a new plant and a new collections system
Status: Groundbreaking March 30
Cost: $10 million
Contractors: TNC Construction, Pearsons Service Company
Completion: 12 to 18 months

West Virginia

Project: Upgrades to water system
Details: Included a new filtration system and replacement of pipelines
Status: Completion expected this month
Cost: $3.2 million


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