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Water Treatment Plant Replacement Project Quick Facts
Are there ways to do a little “downsizing” and maybe spend a little less money on the replacement plant?
The Water Treatment Plant Project design was found to be the most fiscally responsible option.
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Water Treatment Plant Replacement Project Quick Facts
Will there be any new jobs for people in Grants Pass?
It’s expected that during construction activities 75-100 good paying local jobs will be created.
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Water Treatment Plant Replacement Project Quick Facts
How do public works projects benefit the local economy?
In Grants Pass there will be an immediate benefit of paychecks for the local work force. In addition, these types of projects have a multiplier effect.
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Water Treatment Plant Replacement Project Quick Facts
The replacement plant is expected to meet today’s needs but what about the future?
The replacement plant is sized to meet needs into 2035 but is designed with room to grow with the community.
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Water Treatment Plant Replacement Project Quick Facts
Wouldn’t it be cheaper to just fix the old plant and keep it a little longer?
Investment in the Water Treatment Plant Project is the most fiscally responsible option.
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About the Project

In 2020, the Grants Pass City Council adopted a resolution declaring a public need to acquire property for a new water treatment plant.

On Jan. 15, 2020, the Grants Pass City Council adopted a resolution declaring a public need to acquire property for a new water treatment plant. With this action, the council took another step to secure Grants Pass’s nearly 90-year water legacy.

With property secured, staff and consultants are securing the final details to begin the multi-year project and construct a replacement water treatment plant. This plant will provide a plentiful supply of clean, safe drinking water for the next generation of Grants Pass residents.

Plant design activities will begin in late spring of 2021 and are anticipated to last for about a year. Construction will begin early in 2023. In the meantime, there will be a flurry of activity on the site as work is carried out to complete subsurface investigations, mitigate any potential hazards, install storm water facilities, and secure the site.

This website will be updated frequently with current project schedules, photos, and videos of this historic public works project.