Wastewater Treatment Plant Construction Project
Last Updated: October 7, 2013
The project to improve and expand the Wastewater Treatment Plant has reached
75% complete. CH2M HILL, the City’s contractor, started construction
on the $35.8 million upgrade and expansion project in March 2012 with work
anticipated to finish in early 2014.
To minimize odors during the construction effort CH2M HILL is transporting three 5,000-loads of raw sludge a day to Salem’s Water Pollution Control Facility for processing. Removal of the sludge has reduced odor issues at the plant.
The plant is being rebuilt, upgraded and expanded and will have modern
wastewater treatment technology, a new odor control system, and increased
capacity from 2.5 million gallons a day to 4 million gallons a day.