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Water Treatment Plant Replacement Project Quick Facts
How does contract transparency with Progressive Design-Build (PDB) help contain costs?
Key features of the Progressive Design-Build (PDB) process are the transparency of the contract and the ability of the City to examine costs before committing payment.
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Water Treatment Plant Replacement Project Quick Facts
What is Progressive Design-Build (PDB), and how does it help deliver a project sooner?
Progressive Design-Build (PDB) allows for faster decision-making in design and construction because one company designs and builds the facility, allowing for early procurement of necessary components.
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Water Treatment Plant Replacement Project Quick Facts
How long will it be before we need to expand the replacement water treatment facility?
Current projections for growth indicate the replacement water treatment plant will need to be expanded in 30 to 50 years.
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Water Treatment Plant Replacement Project Quick Facts
How much water can the replacement Water Treatment Facility pull from the Rogue River each day?
The replacement facility will be able to withdraw and treat 22.5 million gallons of water per day from the Rogue River when it begins operation, though there is room to expand capacity.
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Water Treatment Plant Replacement Project Quick Facts
How is the design of the Replacement Water Treatment Plant going to help reduce the overall cost compared to other designs some municipalities have used?
The design is a compressed compact layout, rather than a campus-like setting.
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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.