Published on January 12th, 2016 | by UC&D Magazine
UC&D 2015 Outstanding Water Project
Ogden City Water Treatment Plant
Owner: Ogden City
General Contractor: Gerber Construction
Designer: Sunrise Engineering
It’s hard to quantify the true value of this water filter system project that delivers high quality drinking water to people. This $7.4 million dollar project required reconstruction of a 13.5 million gallon plant, which was originally built in 1955.
The project included the installation of substantial dewatering and microfiltration systems, which are the largest in Utah. Crews also relocated a 9,000 gallon liquid propane tank and lines, constructed chemical feed systems, and built electrical, mechanical and other critical systems.
Piping included 42-inch RCP effluent channel, 12-inch ductile iron water lines, 36-inch ductile iron water lines, sewer, chemical lines, backwash piping, sludge piping and return waste water lines. The structure incorporates a steel roof diaphragm, transferring loads to special reinforced masonry shear walls. Of particular note is a tube steel drag truss that spans the approximate 100-ft. building width, and is 16 ft. tall at its center peak.