2020 Water Treatment Facility Expansion Open House Summary

A virtual open house took place in July 2020. During the two-week virtual open house period, the project team gathered feedback on the water treatment facility site. A site rendering was available as well as a project overview video and a project area map. Check out the open house summary to see what we heard and how your comments influenced the project design!


Frequently Asked Questions 

Why is the city expanding the water treatment facility?

The City of Carver has grown and changed significantly 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 a maximum of 1.2 million gallons per day (MGD). Projections show that the demand for City water will increase to over 1.3 MGD 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 growing demands. This expansion is expected to add 1.5 MGD of capacity to over double City water supply capabilities.


What will the expanded facility look like?

Check out the site rendering and view the project overview video to see what the new facility will look like! This expansion will not change the current water tower.


How much will this cost? Will residents or businesses be charged?

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.



Construction on this critical project is beginning January 2021. 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.


What are your thoughts?

What are your thoughts about this project? Please send your comments to the project liaison, Laura Michlig at Laura.Michlig@bolton-menk.com.