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Newberg project recognized by Public Works Association

Thursday, October 15, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Elizabeth Peters
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The City of Newberg and partners HDR Inc and Mortenson Construction will receive the “Public Works Project of the Year” award in Canyonville at the Fall conference of the American Public Works Association, Oregon Chapter for a major improvement to the city’s wastewater treatment plant.


The original wastewater treatment plant began operations in 1987.  In 2009 DEQ approved an updated Facilities Plan that called for repairs, restoration and expansion to meet the projected growth in Newberg.  The multi-phase project included the Influent Pump Station, Headworks, Sludge Dewatering, Septage Receiving and Public RV Dump site. The project was completed in spring 2015.


Criteria for the award include construction control techniques, safety performance, community need, economic resources, sustainable practices, environmental considerations and community relations.  


Innovative technology is not new to the City of Newberg.  Already in operation is an expandable water reuse system providing irrigation water to local industries, conservation education at local schools, publicly sold Newgrow Compost using a patent pending drying system and an industrial pretreatment program assisting local businesses with discharge regulations.

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