Representatives of the construction contractor J and P Construction, and engineer of record Volkert Engineering told the city council the final cost for the project to expand and improve the facility on N. Church St. was $103, 499 less than the originally contracted amount of $10,825,000 -- and deductions were made from the final bill.
Plant Manager Dan McCrory said employees were currently undergoing training for the operation of the new equipment, which increased capacity and filtering to comply with new state and federal environmental standards.
The plant should accommodate the rapid growth expected for the city in the next 15 years, then a second plant will be needed (possibly south of the airport).
A grand opening/ribbon cutting is being planned for the spring.
The equally-costly replacement of aging underground pipes throughout the city is supposed to be the next phase of sewage upgrades.
|J and P Construction president standing|