McAllen's wastewater plant to flow for decades to comeMcAllen's wastewater plant to flow for decades to comehttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=9722015-05-21T10:51:00Z2015-05-21T00:00:00Z

McALLEN - The Public Utility will update its south wastewater treatment plant in its biggest project to date.

Public Utility Board of Trustees and City Commissioners broke ground on a $56 million expansion for the South Wastewater Treatment Plant that once complete will be able to accommodate McAllen’s growth for decades to come.

The expanded facility will better serve McAllen’s residents with a new safety disinfection processes, more energy efficiencies and a better odor control system.

The treatment plant expansion will be able to process the wastewater for 8,500 average homes in the city. It will be able to handle about 10 million gallons a day. The primary purpose of the water treatment plant is to remove and properly dispose of pollutants and disinfect the wastewater before it is returned safely to the environment.

Funding for the project consists of loans and grants through the Texas Water Development Board in a net amount of $45.93 million and $16.7 million from MPU’s bond, sewer depreciation and sewer capital improvement funds totaling a combined budget of $63.63 million. However, the overall cost of the job was reduced to $56 million after project engineers, Carollo Engineers, worked closely with CSA Construction, the builder, to find several reduction measures.

The construction is expected to be complete by mid 2018.

Read more about this story at KGBT-TV.

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