Project Roundup: 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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Arkansas
Bull Shoals
Project: New wastewater treatment plant and collections system
Details: Will replace the city’s current sewer plant which was built in the 1970s 
Status: Groundbreaking held
Cost: $9.5 million

California
Highland
Project: New wastewater treatment plant
Details: A membrane bioreactor plant will treat wastewater and a community center and garden will support a variety of community programs west of Del Rosa
Status: Groundbreaking held
Cost: $150 million

Davis
Project: Wastewater treatment plant upgrade
Details: Facility moves from a land-based treatment of sewage with an average treatment time of 40 days to an activated sludge system with an average treatment time of 23 hours
Status: Ribbon-cutting ceremony held
Cost: $95 million

Colorado
Milliken
Project: Water treatment facility expansion
Details: Will improve the water it sends to the South Platte River and bring the town into compliance with state standards
Status: Groundbreaking held
Cost: $3.4 million

Florida
Lee County
Project: New water treatment plant
Details: Replaces older facility and will handle 14 mgd
Status: Grand opening held
Cost: $74 million

Montana
Butte
Project: New water treatment facility
Details: Plan calls for acidic, metallic water filling former open-pit copper mine to be treated in four steps
Status: Slated for completion in January 2019
Cost: Unknown

Newfoundland
Gander
Project: New wastewater treatment plant
Details: Current plant does not meet federal wastewater regulations
Status: Groundbreaking ceremony held, slated for 2020 completion
Cost: $34 million

Ohio
Mount Hope
Project: New wastewater treatment plant
Details: The project turns Mount Hope’s rainwater stream into a wetland outside the facility
Status: Ribbon-cutting ceremony held
Cost: $2 million

Saskatchewan
Saskatoon
Project: New Puron Plus packaged MBR system
Details: Provides a turnkey wastewater treatment solution that is fully automated delivering consistent high-quality effluent for safe discharge or reuse
Status: Project commissioned
Cost: Unknown

Texas
Gatesville
Project: New solar array at wastewater facility
Details: Should cut energy costs by $15,000 per year
Status: Groundbreaking held
Cost: Project funded by $500,000 grant

Wisconsin
Green Bay
Project: New wastewater treatment facility
Details: Replaces old equipment and expands capacity for 15 municipalities
Status: Dedication ceremony held
Cost: $169 million



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