March 5, 2019- On Monday March 4, 2019 South Adams County Water and Sanitation District celebrated the groundbreaking of the future pellet softening treatment plant. The future softening plant will be added to the Klein Treatment facility located at 7400 Quebec St. The pellet softening treatment process has been used throughout Europe for decades but is a new and innovative process in the United States. Pellet softening has the ability to reduce hardness by removing the calcium minerals from the hard water and producing a calcium carbonate pellet that has the potential for beneficial reuse. When the construction is complete the new softening plant will be the largest pellet softening plant in the country. The plant is expected to be operational in late 2020.
August 24, 2018- Below is an animated walk through of the future Pellet Softening Treatment Plant.
August 9, 2018- The District made the decision to perform this project with an integrated delivery method called Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR). This delivery method works by contracting with a construction management firm who will be part of the design team. They will provide input on constructability of the plant and value engineering ideas to reduce costs.The District just concluded interviews with three prospective construction management firms. All three firms were highly qualified and made very impressive presentations.The Board of Directors approved the District’s selection of Moltz Construction to serve as the construction manager for the Pellet Softening project.
July 31, 2018- Currently the project is in the planning and design phase with 50% of the design complete. Below are a few pictures of the expected treatment plant. The District is in the process of selecting a Construction Management Firm to oversee the project.