The City has contracted with Wahlund Construction to perform the Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade Project. The Wastewater Treatment Plant was originally constructed in 1971 and was in dire need of updating. Construction began following a Ceremonial Groundbreaking on Monday, June 25, 2018.Construction is expected to be complete during the summer of 2020.
The month-long excavation to accommodate the 128 foot wide by 164 foot long Biological Treatment Facility tank was recently completed and progress continues with ironworkers and carpenters beginning work on the reinforcing steel and formwork for the tank slab. The Biological Treatment Facility is a large concrete tank that will contain the organisms performing an essential part of treating sewage. It is also known as a digester as the process is very similar to the natural process the name implies. The tank slab, or floor, will be constructed in phases after each section of reinforcing steel is placed. Completion of the east third of the floor slab is anticipated by the end of October.
The east wall is anticipated to be done by the end of January 2019.
Check back here for regular updates on the project.
The City of Fort Bragg would like to thank the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development for financing on this project, as well as the Clean Water State Revolving Fund. This project could not be completed without their help.
-Financed by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development