Installation of new High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) sewer force main at Lift Stations 1, 2, 3, and 4 to the Wastewater Treatment Facility, installation of a new Headworks building at the wastewater treatment facility, and demolition, removal and rebuilding of Lift Station 1.
Sewage waste from the city travels through one lift station, Lift Station 1, located near the animal shelter, and then travels to the wastewater treatment facility, located behind the Baler.
The existing sewage pipe is beyond its material life span and has had several failure points over the last few years, which, if left unreplaced, could cause potential environmental issues in Prince William Sound.
The new sewer force main project will have HDPE pipe installed that will provide a more reliable service to transport all sewage waste from the city, is much more seismic friendly during earthquakes, will help to prevent any future environmental issues from occurring, and has a life expectancy of over 50 years.
Preliminarily start Fall 2023. Life Station 1 and new sheet piling are being installed, and minor construction work will continue throughout the winter as weather allows. Full construction will begin in Spring 2024.