Updated April 7, 2015 -
Construction is now over 50% complete and continues to move forward at a pace of approximately $7 million per month. For the past couple of years the 4 tower cranes were a large part of the construction site. The major equipment is now in place and most of the 60,000 cubic yards of concrete has been poured, the tower cranes will be taken down. With 300 construction workers there will still be a flurry of activity during 2015 to get some key components running and ready to start treating wastewater in the new facilities. While the site was dominated by concrete structures work it is now shifting to piping and electrical work necessary to tie the various existing and new facilities together. Once the new facilities are treating wastewater the construction focus shifts to the renovation of the existing plant.
The next major milestones include start-up of the new solids thickening facility in Spring-Summer 2015 followed by preparation for the new aeration basins start-up in late 2015.
Updated Aug. 20,2014 - The expansion project reached several milestones in the second quarter: