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Posted on: October 7, 2021

City breaks ground on Waste Water Treatment Plant Expansion

People lifting dirt with shovels at Waste Water Treatment Plant groundbreaking

The Cleburne City Council and project leaders celebrated the start of the Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) Expansion Project with a groundbreaking ceremony.

The City Council along with former council members, city staff, and the project team, gathered to commence the start of construction at a ceremonial  groundbreaking at the Wastewater Treatment Plant on Oct.5.

"The Wastewater Treatment Plant is the essential government service,” Mayor Scott Cain said. “On a normal day you don’t notice it hard at work but if it stops working you would know it.

"This expansion will ensure that the community members of today and the residents of tomorrow have a reliable sewer system."

This project is required in order to meet the requirements of a Publicly Owned Sanitary Sewer Treatment System per the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ).  The $33-million project has been in the plans for years and construction will begin this fall. The construction timeline is 910 days or 2.5 years with completion targeted for early-to-mid 2024. The expansion will increase the plant’s capacity levels by 40-percent. This project will be constructed while maintaining the existing plant capacity and operations allowing for continued service to the community.

The expansion incorporates modern technology including disk filters, and a UV disinfectant system. Along with expanding the plant’s capacity, various improvements will be made to the existing facilities with this project as well improvising the overall system operation.

The City of Cleburne has selected Archer Western Construction, an accomplished contractor with amble experience, to partner with for the construction of this project.

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