Erie: New wastewater treatment plant

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From the Erie Review (Chalan Harper):

On Nov. 9, city officials will gather to break ground on the town’s next significant upgrade — a 3.5 million gallons-per-day wastewater treatment facility. When the facility opens — construction is set to be completed by April 2011, according to officials — it will begin operation with a 1.5 million gallons-per-day capacity which will be increased over time. The planned facility will be constructed on an 11-acre plot north of State Highway 52 and east of County Line Road. The site will also include 51 acres for a reclaimed water reservoir and an additional 23-acre open space buffer. The building has also been designed to have a low impact, in case of future development in surrounding areas. “We’re going with a low-impact, ranch-style design that will fit in with the environment,” town spokesperson Fred Diehl said. The project has been in the works for about five or six years, Diehl said this week. Recently, the town’s trustees accepted a proposal for a guaranteed maximum price of $20,112,262 for the facility.

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