City Celebrates Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades

Manhattan’s Public Works Department held an open house Saturday morning to celebrate the completion of a five year, $23 million expansion and upgrade project at the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The project was completed in order to increase plant capacity, meet flows associated with projected population growth and conform to new nutrient removal requirements.

The plant’s flow capacity increased from 8.7 million gallons per day to 11 million gallons per day and is projected to handle population growth until 2030.

Funding for the $23 project was provided by the KDHE and Kansas Water Pollution Control Revolving Loan Fund. The project was designed by Carollo Engineers of Kansas City, MO and was contracted to Walters-Morgan Construction, Inc. of Manhattan.