Parsons’ Withlacoochee Water Pollution Control Plant Opens Ahead of Schedule
Parsons recently celebrated the opening of the Withlacoochee Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) and new force main in Valdosta, GA, with city officials, community members, and project teams—16 months ahead of schedule. Parsons was the design-builder for the WPCP project and the designer and construction manager for the force main project.
After a disastrous flood in 2009, the city of Valdosta suffered from compound problems that led to years of sewage overflows into yards and rivers. The new facility is located nearly 60 ft higher in elevation than its predecessor and incorporates state-of-the-art technology to surpass discharge requirements. Parsons’ design included a two-pump station alternative, and power savings from this option more than offset the cost of the additional pump station.
“Parsons created an efficient, cost-effective solution for Valdosta that opened more than a year ahead of schedule,” said Mike Walsh, Parsons Group President. “The new WPCP exceeds regulatory requirements, removing more than 98% of pollutants before discharge into the Withlacoochee River.”
Parsons delivers environmentally responsible water and wastewater solutions using traditional delivery methods as well as design-build, construction manager at-risk, and other performance-based contracts that help customers provide the highest value to their constituents.
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