New location for G-R-U sewage
Published May 27th, 2014
Gainesville, Florida -- Officials with the Gainesville regional utilities' wastewater plants are planning to transfer their waste to a new site.
Engineering director for water and wastewater systems Tony Cunningham says the move has been in the works for about five years.
Currently G-R-U's waste ends up at the Whistling Pines Ranch.
Cunningham says they're ending land applications there in February of 2016.
The first thing they're looking to do is construct a dewatering facility, which will cost over 13 million dollars.
The dewatering facility removes the water from the bio solids.
Removing that water provides them additional flexibility and options for what they do with their bio solids and also reduces the cost for them to reduce the bio solids.
Tony Cunningham, engineering director for water and wastewater systems: We've started a multi-year process of constructing the dewatering facilities and then we are also starting the process for choosing a third party vendor in the next couple of months."
Cunningham says the total cost for additional dewatering building and installations needed over the next five years will cost 23 million dollars.
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