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City Welcomes Bids on Second Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant Construction

12/4/2012 2:11:36 PM

Contact: Robert Maue, Senior Professional Engineer, (727) 562-4827

For Immediate Release

Dec. 4, 2012


Heather Parsons

(727) 562-4708

City Welcomes Bids on Second Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant Construction

Clearwater, Fla. - Plans are currently being finalized for the construction of the City of Clearwater's second reverse osmosis water treatment plant. The Engineering and Utilities Departments are preparing to release the contract documents for bidding and construction of the new water treatment plant to potential contractors. The plans and specifications for the proposed project will be available for bid in December 2012, and the bid opening will be held in February 2013. Construction is scheduled to begin in April 2013.

Bidder qualifications for submitting project bids are available online at Contractors are invited to review the project's contract documents and to prepare submittals for review and approval to bid on the project. Bidder qualification submittals will stop being accepted three (3) weeks prior to the bid opening.

The new water plant facility, which will be located at 21133 U.S. Highway 19 N. in Clearwater, Fla., will treat brackish water using state-of-the-art technology to produce additional potable water for Clearwater customers. This project will include site civil improvements, demolishing selected structures, a reverse osmosis treatment system, an ozone treatment system, an iron treatment system, a transfer pump system, chemical feed systems, a new finished water ground storage tank, an existing finished water ground storage piping modifications, a new concentrate ground storage tank, new high service pumps, motors, and VFDs, electrical, HVAC, and plumbing systems, control and alarm system additions and modifications, bulk storage shelter enclosure and buildings to house offices, control room, laboratory, rest rooms, meeting rooms, ancillary rooms and process related equipment and chemical handling facilities.

When complete, this project will impact all residents. To learn more about the project, contact Robert Maue, Senior Professional Engineer, at (727) 562-4827.