This team manages water and wastewater capital projects. The team also provides technical support to the Water / Sewer Operations Division and Wastewater Treatment Division, and provides support to other city project efforts as needed.
By selectively performing in-house design and construction inspection, the team has saved over millions of dollars in consultant costs with in-house designs for the $7.7 million biosolids project, the $646,723 Elkins sewer outfall line upgrade, and numerous other projects.
Wastewater System Improvement Project
In 2012, a Wastewater System Improvement Project (WSIP) was completed that significantly increased the capacity of the city's wastewater system and included the construction of the $61 million new West Side Wastewater Treatment Facility. The wastewater system can now treat wastewater for 115,000 people.
The department has managed the design and construction of numerous water and sewer projects done by consultants and contractors, including a $2.3 million sewer rehabilitation project, and a $1.3 million water tank rehabilitation project. The team also finished a complete rewrite of water and sewer design standards, including details to standardize the design and installation of water and sewer lines.