… The town’s wastewater plant is currently operating at or near capacity and the upgrades would double the plant’s capacity to meet increased demand from the Tyson Foods Inc. chicken processing complex…
Wastewater plant upgrade contract approved
By Marty McGee, Wilkes Journal-Patriot (NC)
Jan 12, 2022
The Wilkesboro Town Council unanimously approved a $2.83 million contract Monday for upgrades planned this year for the town’s wastewater treatment plant off Old U.S. 421.
The contract for engineering and permitting services was signed with Omaha, Neb.-based HDR Inc. According to HDR engineer Wes Bramlett, the three-phase design work is scheduled to begin in February, and the upgrades should be completed in 18 months after breaking ground on construction.
The total engineering cost of the project is expected to be $4 million. The town’s wastewater plant is currently operating at or near capacity and the upgrades would double the plant’s capacity to meet increased demand from the Tyson Foods Inc. chicken processing complex.
In November, the town hired Roanoke, Va.-based Ulliman Schutte to perform preconstruction services for $525,000. This could be reimbursed later if the town is approved for project financing through the state’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program.
HDR has also delivered pre-planning and process consultation services and a preliminary engineering report for a reported cost of $575,000.
HDR engineers recommended...