Carver Water Treatment Facility Project Overview
The City of Carver has grown and changed since it installed its first water treatment facility in 2004. With the population tripling since 2000, the city’s current water treatment facility is reaching maximum capacity.
The current system can process about 1.2 million gallons per day. Projections show that the demand for City water will increase to over 1.3 million gallons per day within just a few years and will over double current demand by 2040.
In response to this, the City of Carver is planning to expand the current water treatment facility to meet these demands. This expansion is expected to add 1.5 million gallons of capacity per day to over double City water supply capabilities.
Construction on this critical project is anticipated to begin in the late Fall of 2020. The expansion is expected to be fully built and operational by the summer of 2022 to stay ahead of the increasing demand for water in the City of Carver.
For several years, the City has planned for the future need to expand the Water Treatment Plant. The estimated project cost of 12 million dollars has been in the City’s Long-Term Financial Plan for many years to complete the expansion project. As a result, the costs associated with the expansion project have already been calculated into the City’s existing rate plan. There will be no special charges or one-time fees needed from residents in order to finance and complete the expansion project
Soil Boring Begins July 27
Crews will be onsite beginning July 27 to conduct soil borings for the Water Treatment Facility Expansion Project. This will include crews using a drill to dig about 20 feet deep into the ground to collect soil samples from key locations on the facility property, as well as along Spring Creek Drive. These samples will help the project team understand the soil profile of the area before construction begins in the late fall of this year. Crews will be on site to complete borings from July 27 to July 31. This process will not impact street access.