$4.4 million renovation for Frisco water treatment plant underway
January 26, 2015
At the Frisco wastewater treatment plant next to Highway 9 just south of Main Street, officials say they are set to complete a $4.4 million renovation on time.
The Frisco Sanitation District recently received a $700,000 grant from the state that will help build wetlands for the plant's discharge and will keep water rates and fees from going up.
Unfortunately, the plant has created foul smells while using half its equipment during the holiday influx of people and some contingency plans failed, said Butch Green, district manager.
"We apologize to our neighbors," he said. "We've had a bunch of plans, just not all of them have been good ones."
Crews with the Fort Collins contractor Hydro Construction Co. will start pouring concrete at the plant Tuesday, Jan. 27, and Green expects to finish that stage by the end of February.
In November, workers used a crane to lift and move the 29,000-pound dome off the plant and Green said he would be on edge for the next few months hoping the system would work with half its equipment.
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Under the dome, which is 100 feet wide and 15 feet deep, were steel tanks that were installed in 1975 and have outlasted their expected lifespans, Green said.
The tanks will be replaced with concrete ones, which should last 40 to 60 years, and other aspects of the treatment process will be changed to meet new regulations required by September 2016.
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