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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California
Monterey
Project: Water reuse facility called Pure Water Monterey
Details: Will turn wastewater, stormwater, food industry processing water and impaired surface waters into potable water
Status: Ribbon-cutting ceremony held
Cost: $126 million

Rosamond
Project: Wastewater treatment plant upgrade
Details:  Will reduce excess ni­­trates seeping into the ground­water
Status: Groundbreaking slated
Cost: $15 million

San Luis Obispo
Project: Wastewater treatment plant upgrades
Details: Will improve overall operations, reduce chemicals disinfection, optimize energy use and reduce odor and noise
Status: Groundbreaking ceremony held
Cost: $111 million

Stockton
Project: Wastewater treatment plant modernization
Details: Involves new construction and improvements to existing facilities at the 700-acre site
Status: Groundbreaking held
Cost: $222 million

Ventura County
Project: Indirect potable reuse plant
Details: Could in the future convert to a direct potable reuse plant after 2030
Status: Project has been approved by city council
Cost: $200 million

Florida
Vero Beach
Project: Osprey Acres Stormwater Park and Nature Preserve 
Details: Will increase stormwater treatment capacity
Status: Officially open to the public
Cost: $7.4 million

Indiana
New London
Project: Reroute of town’s wastewater to Russiaville
Details: New London’s 30-year old facility failed
Status: Completed
Cost: $1 million

Louisiana
Folsom
Project: Sewer rehabilitation project
Details: Repairs to wastewater plant, inspection and repair of all gravity mains and manholes, and replacement of system’s lift stations
Status: Project competed
Cost: $2.52 million

Maryland
Frederick
Project: Wastewater treatment plant upgrade
Details: Will allow facility to meet state’s new standards for nitrogen and phosphorus
Status: Project completed
Cost: $50 million

Sykesville
Project: Wastewater treatment plant upgrades
Details: Plant will be able to more efficiently remove nitrogen and phosphorous
Status: Completed
Cost: $24.8 million

New Jersey
Camden
Project: Rehabbing 3,500 feet of 60-inch transmission main
Details: Will advance water service reliability and increase water flows
Status: Slated for summer 2020 completion
Cost: $12 million

New York
Bayside
Project: Sewer and water main replacement
Details: Will reduce flooding and improve water infrastructure reliability
Status: Slated for summer 2021 completion
Cost: $62.5 million

Rose
Project: Water pipe replacement project
Details: Town’s 500 residents will have access to safe and reliable water sources
Status: Construction set to begin summer 2020
Cost: $3.6 million

Pennsylvania
Lawrence County
Project: New water treatment plant
Details: New facility replaces a water treatment plant that was constructed in 1909
Status: Open house held
Cost: $50 million

South Carolina
Aiken County
Project: New wastewater treatment plant
Details: Increased its capacity from 20 to 26 mgd
Cost: $47.8 million

South Dakota
Yankton
Project: New water treatment plant
Details: New facility will mean the city will eventually stop using treated surface water from the Missouri River
Status: Slated for October startup
Cost: $34.5 million

Utah
Salt Lake City
Project: New water reclamation facility
Details: City’s current 55-year-old plant becoming obsolete
Status: Groundbreaking held
Cost: $528 million



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