Jacksonville, FL – Haskell’s Water Division was recently awarded the Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority (BJWSA) Hardeeville Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) Upgrade project in South Carolina. The construction management at-risk project consists of expanding the current plant from 1.01 million gallons per day (MGD) to a 2.7 MGD capacity, with potential future expansion to 4.0 MGD maximum month average daily flow, to service the growing community.
Several large customers, with the potential to have substantial output, have recently moved into the BJWSA service area, and will eventually put a stress on the existing facility. This project will meet the needs of the expanding community and the new business that continues to grow in Beaufort and Jasper Counties, and will also achieve the new NPDES limits with the Savannah River TMDL.
The Hardeeville WRF Upgrade project is a necessity in the region and represents a significant financial investment in the community. The project will be funded through the South Carolina State Revolving Fund (SRF), and Haskell is fully committed to achieving the required goals for DBE participation. We anticipate that there will be ample opportunities during construction of the project for MBE and WBE businesses to provide goods and services to achieve the program goals. BJWSA also plans to qualify the project for SRF Green Project Reserve (GPR) Funds through the EPA. Haskell is confident that we will successfully secure this funding, having recently been awarded $1.5 million in GPR funding for a similar water treatment project.
Haskell is a member of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) a new, independent non-profit organization tasked with developing and administering a sustainability rating system for North American infrastructure. The ISI rating system is founded on the "triple bottom line" concept of sustainability, which includes environmental, economic and social considerations, and it is designed to identify the benefits of sustainable practice for owners, regulators and practitioners. The Hardeeville WRF Upgrade project will be the first wastewater facility to be ISI Envision-verified in the United States.
Haskell demonstrated to the BJWSA that selecting a team which specializes in construction management at-risk delivery of wastewater treatment plants will provide certainty of outcome and support their efforts to foster regional growth. This $19 million project is set to commence in late 2015 and will be fully operational by mid 2017.