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Westside Wastewater Treatment Plant Reaches Substantial Completion & Releases First Effluent

06/03/2008

The first treated wastewater effluent was released into Goose Creek.

The City of Fayetteville is pleased to announce that at 12:21 p.m. Sunday, June 1, 2008, the new West Side Wastewater Treatment Facility released the first treated wastewater effluent into Goose Creek. The wastewater treatment plant, constructed by Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC., reached substantial completion two days before its scheduled date when wastewater began to flow into the plant at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 29, 2008.  The changeover process required a carefully choreographed series of rerouting pipes, plugging/unplugging manholes and putting new lift stations into action throughout the north and western portions of Fayetteville.  This complex process was planned carefully by WSIP construction manager Lynn Hyke with input from OMI - the City’s wastewater treatment contract operator, Jack Carter - Brasfield & Gorrie’s construction superintendent, special projects coordinator Lane Crider from McGoodwin, Williams & Yates - the firm that designed the wastewater plant, construction inspector Paul Thompson from RJN - the firm that designed the 21 miles of pipelines and two lift stations of the new west side wastewater collection and transmission system, the City’s Wastewater System Improvement Project staff team, and other members of the City’s staff.

 The construction contract for $60,690,244 for the West Side facility was signed in October 2005, with a contractual substantial completion date of May 31, 2008.  Final completion is scheduled for July 2008.  This 10 million gallon per day plant increases the City’s wastewater treatment capacity from 12.6 to 21.2 million gallons per day, and the pipes flowing to it will carry the flow for over 100 years.

 The City will celebrate with a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 12th at 3:00 PM.  A separate press release will be issued to make the announcement and invite the public to the event. A full grand opening will be scheduled in August.

 More information and details on the WSIP and specific subprojects can be found at www.accessfayetteville.org.