December 2016 Project Roundup: Groundbreaking Ceremonies, Construction and More

See what’s going on around the country in this listing of new water and wastewater projects.
December 2016 Project Roundup: Groundbreaking Ceremonies, Construction and More

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 Online Editor Anthony Drew at


Project: Improvements to wastewater treatment plant
Details: Aims to meet demand for recycled water in Tri-Valley area
Status: Work to begin in January
Cost: $15.1 million


New Brunswick
Project: Federally mandated upgrade to TransAqua Wastewater Treatment Plant
Details: A secondary treatment process will be added to meet federal regulations
Status: Construction to begin in spring of 2017
Cost: $90 million

Regina, Saskatchewan
Project: New wastewater treatment plant
Details: The plant will allow the city to meet the province’s new effluent requirements
Status: Ribbon-cutting ceremony held
Cost: Plant came in under budget, saving $6 million


Project: Wastewater treatment system expansion
Details: Increases Kent County Regional Resource Recovery Facility processing capacity
Status: Recently completed
Cost: $12 million


Okaloosa County
Project: Wastewater treatment plant expansion
Details: Expansion of the county’s largest wastewater treatment plant aims to increase capacity
Status: Slated for completion in late 2017
Cost: $13.5 million
Contractor: CDM Smith

Key West
Project: Wastewater treatment plant expansion
Details: Aims to expand capacity by 350,000 gpd
Status: New plant to start up in 2017


North Kona
Project: Upgrade to the Kealakehe Sewer Plant
Details: Aims to treat wastewater to a level approved for irrigation of crops
Status: Planning stage
Cost: $100 million


Project: New wastewater treatment facility
Details: New facility will replace the current plant, which was built in 1939
Status: Groundbreaking ceremony held
Cost: $14 million


Project: Wastewater treatment plant improvements
Details: Aims to improve the overall sanitary and environmental conditions within the community
Status: Recently funded
Cost: $600,000


Project: Wastewater treatment plant
Details: A upcoming meeting could further refine the plan and cost
Status: Loan approved
Cost: $9.8 million


Pierce City
Project: Wastewater treatment plant upgrade
Details: Installation of UV disinfection system and fine screening structure along with replacement of two clarifier skimmer arms and lift station
Status: Slated to be completed in August of 2017
Cost: $990,860

North Carolina

Siler City
Project: Wastewater system upgrades
Details: Grant provided by the Community Development Block Grant-Economic Development program will fund the upgrades
Status: Funded
Cost: $1.5 million


Coos Bay
Project: Construction of a second wastewater plant
Details: Replaces current plant, which is 50 years old
Status: Recently broke ground

South Carolina

Project: Improvements to Tosch Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant
Details: Rehabilitation of the south clarifier
Status: Contract awarded
Cost: $85,000
Contractor: JL Construction


Project: Upgrades to city’s wastewater treatment plant
Details: Public-private partnership aims to save millions of gallons of freshwater and provide an oil company with a supply of reclaimed wastewater for fracking wells
Status: Funding provided by Pioneer Natural Resources approved by city council
Cost: $110 million

Project: New wastewater treatment plant
Details: The Odem Wastewater Treatment Facility can process 4.4 million gpd
Status: Grand opening ceremony held
Cost: $23 million


Summit County
Project: New wastewater treatment plant
Details: Planning started in 2008 for the Coalville Wastewater Treatment Plant
Status: Ribbon-cutting ceremony held
Cost: $12 million

West Virginia

Project: New underground wastewater treatment plant
Details: New facility will replace an existing 20-year-old plant
Status: Breaking ground next summer
Cost: $1.5 million

Project: Upgrade of wastewater system in Secret Harbour and Port Kennedy
Details: Upgrades pump stations on three streets
Status: Complete
Cost: $9.1 million


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