Officials called it the "largest construction project in the city's history" in a press release Friday.
The plant will provide 8 million gallons of potable water per day. It will feature media filtration, have LEED certification and be constructed while maintaining service.
The current city water plant is at
The city has contracted CDM Smith, a
The city is financing the construction through a
Public works crews have known for a few years that the current plant, built in 1929, is on the brink of failure. It has severe mechanical, structural and electrical problems and relies on parts so old that some are no longer made.
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