“Green” Water Treatment Facility for Warsaw
New Facility to Enhance Water Quality and System Safety, Reliability, and Efficiency
(WARSAW, IN – October 8, 2010) – On October 7, 2010, Warsaw Mayor Ernest Wiggins, community leaders, and project partners participated in a ground-breaking ceremony for a new water treatment facility on Hidden Lake Drive in Warsaw. The new facility will enhance water quality, improve system reliability, and enable Indiana American Water to continue to meet the needs of its customers in the area. The project will also employ several “green building” design features and will be submitted for LEED (Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design) certification upon completion.
A Comprehensive Planning Study completed last year identified a number of upgrades and improvements that are essential to enhancing customer service by improving water quality, safety, reliability and efficiency of the Warsaw system. When completed in fall 2011, the Warsaw improvements will greatly enhance water quality by removing iron and manganese through the new treatment processes and provide additional capacity by adding a new wellfield and upgrading current system infrastructure.
The project is utilizing a design-build concept that brings together construction and design professionals in a collaborative effort to enhance the quality of the finished project and to more effectively control project costs. The design team of Hazen and Sawyer and River City Construction was selected to design and construct the new facilities.
Average annual demand at the Warsaw operation is approximately 2.6 million gallons per day (MGD) with peaks as high as 4.17 MGD. The new plant and related system improvements will provide up to 6 MGD with the capability to expand to 9 MGD as future demand requires. Indiana American Water serves more than 4,600 customers, or a population of more than 16,000, in its Warsaw service area.
Since our founding in 1951, Hazen and Sawyer has focused on two things: providing safe drinking water and controlling water pollution. Our range of services encompasses the planning, design, and construction management of water and wastewater-related projects – from clean water treatment, storage, and distribution to wastewater and stormwater collection, treatment, and reuse.