Construction begins on $45 million water treatment facility in Richmond

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Indiana American Water has begun work on a $45 million project to upgrade to the company’s water treatment facility in Richmond.

The project includes construction of a new water treatment facility to replace the existing one located near Middlefork Reservoir on the city’s northeast side. It includes adding ultraviolet disinfection to the existing treatment process.

The project also includes construction of a 20-inch transmission main to transport water from the company’s Main Station site for treatment at the new Middlefork facility and replacement of a pumping station on the city’s east side.

Construction at the Middlefork site also includes adding a filter backwash water recycling facility and a new on-site ground storage tank for finished drinking water.

The project, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2019, is utilizing a design-build concept. The design team of Hazen & Sawyer and River City Construction is designing and constructing the new facilities.

Indiana American Water is a subsidiary of American Water Company (NYSE: AWK).

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