The City of Sturgis was experiencing significant degradation of large portions of the existing wastewater collection system and specific processes’ at the Wastewater Treatment plant. Additionally a large industry needed to change its wastewater discharge characteristics and the infrastructure in question was beyond its intended capacity and serviceable life. Improvements were needed.
F&V began by assisting the City obtain project funding through the State Revolving Fund and private industry contributions and continued by implementing a City master plan for the areas in the most need. Significant project cost savings were realized by pipeline rerouting, existing pump station abandonment and, the addition of a new trunk sewer to avert the heavily developed areas of the City. FVCM continued to realize the project goals during construction by hiring qualified contractors and ensuring quality work was completed on time. This 7.4 million dollar project included 6 miles of large diameter pipeline, several miles of roadway reconstruction, a 2 MGD pump station and several process improvements at the WWTP. FVCM finished the two construction season project in 2009 under budget and on-time.