Project Roundup: Groundbreaking Ceremonies, Construction and More

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

Project Roundup: Groundbreaking Ceremonies, Construction and More

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California
Pleasanton
Project: Water treatment plant upgrades
Details: Nearly doubling treatment capacity to 24 mgd
Status: Groundbreaking held
Cost: $110 million

Georgia
Newton County
Project: Wastewater treatment plant construction
Details: Will increase treatment capacity to more than 3 mgd
Status: Loan awarded
Cost: $25 million

Illinois
Collinsville
Project: New water treatment plant
Details: Facility now treats 5 mgd and replaces a 60-year old facility
Status: Ribbon-cutting ceremony held
Cost: $20 million

Kansas
Olathe
Project: Water treatment plant upgrade
Details: Current facility dates back to 1964
Status: Slated for 2020 completion
Cost: $17 million

Massachusetts
Topsfield
Project: New water treatment facility
Details: Corrects high levels of manganese causing discoloration and metallic taste
Status: Now in operation
Cost: $10 million

Minnesota
Breckinridge
Project: New water treatment facility
Details: Daily treatment capacity is 1 mgd
Status: Will open spring 2019
Cost: $9 million

Newfoundland
Gander
Project: New wastewater treatment plant
Details: Will replace two wastewater plants that don’t meet the Federal Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations
Status: Slated for late 2019 completion
Cost: $35 million

New Hampshire
Portsmouth
Project: New water treatment plant
Details: Will address PFAS issues, plant cost is reimbursed by U.S. Air Force
Status: Groundbreaking held, slated for 2021 completion
Cost: $14 million

New Jersey
Newark
Project: Removing private lead service lines
Details: Will address Newark’s lead contamination problem
Status: Underway
Cost: $75 million

New Mexico
Las Cruces
Project: Wastewater treatment facility upgrade
Details: Installation of new heating water jacket
Status: Under construction
Cost: $413,000

Santa Fe
Project: Wastewater treatment plant upgrade
Details: Construction of an anaerobic digester financed by green bonds
Status: Scheduled for fall completion
Cost: $15 million

New York
Bethpage
Project: Water treatment plant upgrade
Details: Will treat concentrated levels of volatile organic compounds, along with 1,4 dioxane
Status: Expected to open by late 2020
Cost: $19.5 million

North Carolina
Greensboro
Project: Water treatment system upgrade at Mitchell Water Treatment Plant
Details: Will safely remove PFOS, PFOA and similar compounds
Status: System could be online by 2022
Cost: $31 million

Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh
Project: New water treatment facility
Details: Will reduce lead levels in the city’s water system
Status: Groundbreaking held
Cost: Unknown

Texas
Floresville
Project: New wastewater treatment plant
Details: Addresses system malfunctions that allowed repeated stormwater overflows
Status: Ribbon-cutting ceremony held
Cost: $9.4 million



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