Grand Opening Celebration - West Side Wastewater Treatment Facility

08/25/2008

The ceremony is open to the public.

The City of Fayetteville will celebrate the grand opening of the West Side Wastewater Treatment Facility and the completion of Broyles Road with a ceremony and luncheon on Thursday, August 28th at 10:00 AM.  The ceremony is open to the public and will take place at the West Side Facility located at 15 S Broyles Ave in Fayetteville. RSVPs for lunch are required by August 21st: 479-718-7670 or ljohnson@ci.fayetteville.ar.us. Please see the map for directions to the facility. 

The 10 million gallon per day facility, constructed by Brasfield & Gorrie LLC and designed by McGoodwin, Williams, and Yates Engineers, increases the City’s wastewater treatment capacity from 12.6 to 21.2 million gallons per day.  The $60 million wastewater treatment plant construction project is the cornerstone of the entire west side / Illinois River Basin portion of the Wastewater System Improvement Project.  This increase provides future capacity for a total service population of approximately 115,000 persons. 

Wastewater started flowing into the plant at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 29, 2008, allowing the City to achieve substantial completion two days ahead of the contracted schedule.  Wastewater treatment started at that time, and the first effluent was released into Goose Creek at 12:21 p.m. on Sunday, June 1st. The facility has passed all EPA permitting requirements since that time. 

In order for the plant to operate and reach functional completion, an additional 10 construction contracts totaling $44 million were required.  The City is pleased to announce that each of these contracts is complete and in service.  

The section of Broyles Road between Persimmon and Woolsey Farm Road was fully completed on July 18th. Constructed to provide access to the new Wastewater Treatment Plant, this section of road completes the Broyles Road connection between Wedington Dr in Fayetteville to Main St in Farmington. 

More information on the Wastewater System Improvement Project and specific subprojects can be found by visiting the city’s website at www.accessfayetteville.org or by contacting David Jurgens, Water/Wastewater Director at 479-575-8330.