Ball Construction is happy to report that construction of the Kitchener Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) upgrade is proceeding well ahead of schedule. With numerous contractors and more than 100 workers on site, the joint venture at 368 Mill Park Drive involves Ball and Maple Reinders. The project is being completed for the Region of Waterloo.
The tertiary treatment and outfall upgrade—which includes a third layer of filtration that will feed into the ultraviolet (UV) system—is part of a larger overhaul of the area’s waste water facilities.
Swift advancement of the WWTP upgrade is partially due to the sheer volume of on-site resources, with a little help from the warm winter weather we all experienced in early 2016.
Outfall Work Begins
All permits have been issued and work has now started in the Grand River. The rock portion of the dam has been installed, and mussels and fish have been relocated from the area.
“Sheet piling has begun and will take approximately 10 days to complete, followed by the liner installations and dewatering of the work area and then pipe installations for the new outfall,” according to one of Ball’s Project Coordinators, Braden Strik.
The aim is to complete all in-water work by the end of October.
Tertiary Building Construction Advances
In addition, there has been rapid progress in the construction of the tertiary building. Ball has completed 70% of the concrete structure, with process equipment arriving for installation in the week of September 12th. The intention is to have the building water tight by the end of November.
The Kitchener WWTP is scheduled to go into operation next fall. Barring any unforeseen delays, this looks like a sure bet.