APR 29, 2010: Despite the struggling economy of the past several years, the $113 million Spring Creek WWTP Improvement project is moving along on schedule with Phase IV set to begin in early summer of this year. The Springfield (IL) Metro Sanitary District (SMSD) advertised for bids in early March and the bid opening is scheduled for April 19. Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc. of Springfield, IL is serving as program manager and is also providing project oversight, planning, design and construction management services.
The final phase in this massive project to upgrade facilities originally constructed in 1928 will bring the plant into accordance with current regulations, with provisions to meet more stringent requirements in the future. The plant will have a peak flow of 80 MGD, expandable to 170 MGD and will be completely automated and integrated. Work to be completed during Phase IV includes the construction of facilities and installation of equipment for the biosolids and disposal processes. A new maintenance facility will also be constructed.
Design for the project began in 2007 when construction was divided into four phases to take advantage of low-interest financing provided by the state revolving loan program. Dividing it into four smaller projects also allowed for local contractors to provide services wtihin each phase. Construction is expected to be completed in the winter of 2013.
Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc. is a full-service consulting firm focused on four markets: aviation, highways and bridges, water and wastewater, and land development. CMT provides planning, design, and construction observation phase services on projects that range from simple to complex.