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Posted on: June 30, 2022

City of Brighton to celebrate groundbreaking for new water treatment plant

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A groundbreaking ceremony will celebrate the City of Brighton’s new water treatment plant on Tuesday, July 26 at 10 a.m. at the site of the new plant located at 4350 E. Bromley Lane. The public and media are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served. 

The project will replace the current aging plant that is nearing the end of its lifespan, solve capacity limits of the current water treatment plant, provide safe and clean water, and produce an additional 10 million gallons of treated drinking water per day (MGD) compared to the current plant. Upon completion in 2025, the new plant is expected to provide water treatment to meet growth needs until at least 2045, eliminate costly brine discharge and utilize the newest water treatment technology. More on the project here. Click here for FAQs

Environmental engineering and construction firm Brown & Caldwell is delivering the $155 million project under a contract with construction partner Garney Construction. The project will consist of organic carbon removal, greensand filters for removing manganese and turbidity, chemical storage and pumping and more. 

“The groundbreaking will mark the beginning of Brighton’s biggest water project in the city’s history,” said Marc Johns, Interim Director of Utilities. “The new water plant is much needed considering the state of our current water treatment plant and the city’s water needs for the future. We are looking forward to starting this exciting project.”

Grading/earthwork will begin in August, followed by the foundation in December. The new water treatment plant is scheduled for completion by the end of 2025.

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