City wins award for water treatment plant project

Event Date:
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 5:30am

 Posted Wednesday, May 21, 2014 5:30 am

The City of Anacortes has won a Project of the Year Award for 2013 for its water treatment plant expansion project completed in early 2013.

The award is presented by the Washington Chapter of the American Public Works Association.

City representatives are invited to the annual Public Works Awards and Scholarship Luncheon on Thursday in Bellevue.

Plaques will be awarded listing the city, its consultant and contractor.

The two-year, $57 million water treatment plant project included a new sedimentation and treatment system, 2.1 million gallon water storage tank, high-service pump station and electrical substation upgrades.

The work to the facility next to the Skagit River on River Bend Road in Mount Vernon improved treatment performance and reliability, and increased the plant’s rated capacity from 20 million gallons of water per day on average to 42 million gallons per day.

The American Public Works Association exists to develop and support the people, agencies, and organizations that plan, build, maintain, and improve communities.

May 18-24 was proclaimed National Public Works Week by Gov. Jay Inslee in April.