Although construction has already begun on Richmond’s south waste water treatment plant, city officials will be ceremoniously breaking ground at the site on Wednesday morning. “There are two major portions of this project. The one is the pipeline that runs along Spartan Drive down along Highway 10 and will turn at the Wellington Bridge and go down Wellington Street to the waste water plant. The other project is the actual construction that is being done at the south plant which is the major portion of the project. The south plant is where future waste for the entire city will be processed.”
Brohammer said they’re expecting to complete construction in the fall of 2015. “It’s roughly a 450 day construction period. We are looking, realistically speaking, at opening the plant two years from now.”
The city will use some of its own funds as well as money from the US Department of Agriculture and a Community Development Block Grant to finance the $10.8 million project. The public ground breaking ceremony is at 10:00 a.m. at the south plant.