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.