Bell Engineering is proud to announce that the $25 million Somerset Water Treatment Plant Upgrade and Expansion Project has officially been advertised for bid. The project includes an upgrade of the water treatment plant facility on the existing site. The expansion will increase the capacity from 10 million gallons per day (mgd) to 16 mgd with the ability to upgrade to 20 mgd in the future. It will also move the plant from a conventional filtration system to a membrane filtration system.
The project is funded in part by a $20 million Rural Development grant and loan package and is currently the largest American Recovery Reinvestment Act (ARRA) project in the United States. The bid opening will take place August 23, 2011 and construction is scheduled to begin October 2011.