Water Treatment Plant Upgrades

Rensselaer, IN

Originally constructed in the late 1970’s, the City of Rensselaer’s water treatment plant had outlasted its life expectancy and was in dire need of upgrades. Clark Dietz worked with the City to evaluate the existing facility and develop recommendations for updating this 2.3 MGD treatment plant. We worked with the City to evaluate various funding scenarios for the project. Based on the City’s user rates and financial situation, it was determined that the Indiana Finance Authority State Revolving Loan Program was the most advantageous venue for the City to pursue. Clark Dietz was contracted by the City for design services for the following improvements:

  • Replacement of existing force-draft aerator and high service pumps
  • Rehabilitation of existing pressure filters and zeolite softeners
  • Design of a new brine feed system, including a new brine storage tank, and new chlorine gas and hydrofluorosilicic acid feed systems
  • Decommissioning of the existing sedimentation basin and converting the area into usable work space, to allow the City to consolidate plant operations
  • Replacing and reconfiguring of piping and valves throughout the facility to replace corroded equipment and ensure sufficient capacity to meet projected demands
  • Replacing all electrical and HVAC systems throughout the facility and constructing new, isolated rooms for electrical and mechanical systems
  • Upgrading the treatment plant site to improve accessibility, security, stormwater quality, and aesthetics
  • Converting their old filtration building into a work area
  • Replacing and reconfiguring the City’s water SCADA system, including controls at their treatment plant, water supply wells, and elevated storage tanks.