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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Pea Ridge
Project: New wastewater treatment plant
Details: Plant has a 1 mgd capacity
Status: Now operational
Cost: $7.5 million

Project: Replacement of two aging sewer pipes
Details: The 7-mile journey will take four years to complete
Status: Work will begin this summer after the tunnel-boring machine is assembled
Cost: $630 million

South Maui
Project: New wastewater pilot
Details: Details: New green infrastructure systems will purify water by harnessing the power of plants, soil and microbial activity, reducing the need for disposal via injection wells
Status: Groundbreaking ceremony held
Cost: Unknown

Project: New wastewater treatment facility
Details: New plant handles 45 mgd
Status: Currently operational but awaiting construction of a maintenance building
Cost: $66 million

St. Landry Parish
Project: New wastewater treatment facility
Details: The first includes line infrastructure for four lift stations
Status: Groundbreaking held
Cost: $4.5 million

Project: New water treatment plant
Details: Part of a plan to address PFAS
Status: Groundbreaking held, slated for winter 2022 completion
Cost: $24.5 million

Project: Water treatment plant upgrade
Details: Included replacement four raw pumps; addition of an anaerobic tank; an additional secondary clarifier; new primary and secondary splitter box; and new solids removal equipment
Status: Recently completed
Cost: Nearly $14 million

Rhode Island
Project: Sewer overflow tunnel
Details: The first two phases of the project wrapped up in 2014 and can capture about 60% of the stormwater that passes through the system
Status: Beginning third phase
Cost: $1.5 billion

Project: Upgrade of treatment plant, pump stations and reservoirs
Details: Will help the province meet the needs of the region’s forecasted water demands for decades
Status: Planning phase
Cost: $222 million

Project: New water treatment plant
Details: The tertiary treatment system is the first major upgrade to the facility since the 1970s and will handle 50 mgd
Status: Scheduled to be completed this year
Cost: $126 million


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