Winter Haven Wastewater Treatment Plant

Winter Haven, Florida

A city had a unique opportunity to upgrade a wastewater treatment plant.

The City of Winter Haven found itself faced with a challenging opportunity. If the existing water treatment plant could bypass and sell the 1,200-acre sprayfield, the sale could bring substantial economic benefits to the city. With stringent timelines in place for making the property development-ready after purchase, the city turned to Haskell for assistance in getting the project off the ground and completed according to schedule.

Our Construction Management at Risk expertise shortened the project timeline.

Although the City had very capable personnel, they’d never delivered a project using anything other than traditional design-bid-build delivery. The City of Winter Haven opted for Construction Management at Risk delivery to accelerate the project schedule, expedite regulatory approval and permit acquisition, and release long-lead time equipment early in the project. The expansion and improvement of 7.5 MGD wastewater treatment plant bypassed the old overland flow effluent disposal system allowing the land to be utilized by the new owner.

Winter Haven reaped an upgraded wastewater treatment plant and new tax revenue.

Throughout the project, Haskell repeatedly proved a reliable partner. We leveraged our close relationship between design and construction to control project costs. The project captured value engineering alternatives worth $1.9 million and shortened the overall project schedule by six months compared to traditional delivery. In addition, we delivered $300,000 of savings at the project completion to the owner.

  • Expansion of 7.5 MGD wastewater treatment plant
  • Shortened project schedule by six months as compared to traditional delivery
  • $1.9 million in cost savings due to value engineering
  • Local Award of Excellence – Associated Builders and Contractors

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It was indeed a pleasure for all city staff involved in this project to partner with the Haskell team. We look forward to working with your firm again."

Dale L. Smith
Assistant City Manager, City of Winter Haven
Green pipes and motors outside the facility

It was indeed a pleasure for all city staff involved in this project to partner with the Haskell team. We look forward to working with your firm again."

Dale L. Smith
Assistant City Manager, City of Winter Haven
Exterior photo of aeration basins of water at the Winter Haven Wastewater Treatment Plant

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