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Midland water pollution plant set for $8M rehabilitation project

(Source: KWES) (Source: KWES)
MIDLAND, TX (KWES) -

The Midland water pollution plant is set for a major rehabilitation project.

The project was awarded to the Red River Construction company for more than $11 million at Tuesday's city council meeting.

The project will focus on upgrading the plant's primary process of removing physical constituents from wastewater.

Upgrades include a new bar screen to remove large materials, a conveyor for its grit removal system to remove smaller constituents, the replacement of rusted equipment and a complete renovation of the facility's boiler room.

The water pollution plant was originally built in the 60's and officials say a number of smaller projects has kept the facility functional, but maintain that a major upgrade is needed.

The upgrade will not alter any of the plant's secondary system, which focuses on changes to the water and is still waiting for a renovation from a more than $110 million agreement with the company Pioneer.

Construction for the rehabilitation of the primary plant is expected to begin within six months and take around 18 months to complete.

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