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Ohio city selects Arcadis to design new water treatment plant

Parul Dubey on January 14, 2021 - in News, Water

Highlands Ranch, Colo. – The City of Lancaster, Ohio has selected Arcadis to design its new 6 million gallon per day water treatment plant. The plant will replace one of the city’s two water plants in order to upgrade local infrastructure, increase capacity and help strengthen the city’s resilient future.  


“We have a long-standing relationship with Lancaster,” said Chad Dunn, project manager at Arcadis. “We are thrilled that our partnership with the city now includes designing an up-to-date water treatment plant to handle the demand and resource challenges of the 21st century and ensure a fit-for-future Lancaster.”


This latest project in Lancaster is just one example of the team’s commitment to continuously delivering a positive client experience. Arcadis’ strong working relationship with Lancaster has been built over the years by providing valuable insight and quality work whenever a need arose, no matter the scale or scope.


Arcadis’ top priority will be considering the needs of Lancaster’s 40,000 residents throughout the course of the project. The company will evaluate the site for the new groundwater treatment plant, design the plant itself and help manage construction administration and programming.


“Water and wastewater are central to the world’s most pressing conservation challenges. We are delighted to help Lancaster ensure a sustainable water supply for the community,” said John McCarthy, president of Arcadis’ water business in North America.


The existing facility that Arcadis will replace was built in the early 20th century, a testament to the prevalence of aging infrastructure across the United States. Following decades of work upgrading and building wastewater treatment plants in Lancaster, this is Arcadis’ first water treatment project for the city.


“Arcadis has provided the utmost service and expertise on a wide variety of projects with the City of Lancaster over the last 30 years,” said Steven Wellstead, P.E, project manager. “The city is excited to embark on this project and we have all the confidence that our partnership with Arcadis will result in yet another successful project that meets both the short and long term needs of the community.” 


The project is in the planning stage and is expected to be completed in 2024.



Arcadis is the leading global design and consultancy for natural and built assets. Applying our deep market sector insights and collective design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services we work in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes throughout the lifecycle of their natural and built assets. We are 27,000 people, active in over 70 countries that generate €3.3 billion in revenues. We support UN-Habitat with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world. www.arcadis.com


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