Fairmont Water Treatment Plant

Fairmont, MN | Water

Overview

ISG collaborated with the City of Fairmont to design a new water treatment plant adjacent to the aging existing facility that enables sustainable treatment of high quality water.


Opportunity

With an aging water treatment plant in use for the City of Fairmont, it was important to design system enhancements that addressed treatment deficiencies and would serve the community’s long-term needs.

Solution

The City of Fairmont, MN had utilized Budd Lake as a raw water source since 1897 when the first pumping facility for raw water withdrawal was installed. The previous water treatment plant was at the site of the original plant, constructed nearly eighty years ago. The plant was experiencing some capacity limitations, significant challenges related to aging infrastructure, seasonal treatment shortcomings, and projected treatment deficiencies with respect to future regulatory requirements. As a result, the City embarked on a project to construct a new plant on an adjacent site to the existing facility. The resulting water treatment plant also incorporated energy saving solar tube lighting and rain gardens which reduce stormwater runoff.

ISG teamed with AE2S on the design of the plant, and provided architectural, site design, and land surveying services. The plant went online in the fall of 2013, and has been an uncompromised success, both in terms of operations and water quality.


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