The City of Aledo, just west of Fort Worth, Texas, faced exponential growth and restrictive site conditions when it undertook expansion of its wastewater treatment plant in 2009. Needing to meet new, more stringent treatment requirements, the City established these criteria for expanding the 20-year-old existing plant:
The City and the project team met these criteria through application of careful planning, innovative design and conscientious application of good construction management practices. The plant came online on time, in November, 2012, and, within 90 days was producing high quality effluent. The cost of the plant was nearly 10 percent below budget. Aesthetic and odor control were addressed to the point that the dedication and tours of the plant were a central feature of the City’s 50th Incorporation Anniversary Celebration. The Aledo plant is also the first treatment plant in Texas to use a microwave ultraviolet disinfection system.
The project was recognized by the American Public Works Association – Texas Chapter as a 2013 Public Works Project of the Year.