Point Peter Wastewater Treatment Plant
St. Marys, Georgia, USA
The .9 MGD Point Peter Wastewater Treatment Plant, owned by the City of St. Marys, was repeatedly exceeding discharge limits due to unexpected development. It needed a fast capacity upgrade to prevent fines and to bring it within operational compliance.
The city selected construction management at risk to accelerate the emergency upgrade schedule, expedite regulatory approval and permitting, and to release long-lead time equipment early in the project cycle. Haskell doubled the facility’s capacity to 1.8 MGD in less than 12 months. Immediately following the successful upgrade, the city began a 4.0 MGD expansion again using construction management at risk to mitigate the cost.
The initial upgrade was delivered in less than 12 months and the expansion to 4.0 MGD was complete in 21 months. In the end, regulatory agencies never assessed the city with any fines and the city finally achieved a long-term solution to its capacity and compliance issues.
We are looking forward to the next phase of construction. This is the smoothest run project I have ever had during my 13+ years in public works. No complaints at all. Keep up the great work!Bobby Marr Public Works Director, City of St. Marys