Work begins on $133M expansion, upgrades to Franklin wastewater treatment plant

Work begins on $133M expansion, upgrades to Franklin wastewater treatment plant
ABOVE: Franklin leaders participate in the groundbreaking ceremony for the Franklin Water Reclamation Facility upgrade, which will take 3.5 years. // CITY OF FRANKLIN
The City of Franklin on Tuesday broke ground on the $132,890,000 upgrade project to the city’s water reclamation facility located at 135 Claude Yates Drive, near the Harpeth River behind Franklin High School.
The Water Reclamation Facility modifications and expansion project was awarded to Kiewit Infrastructure South Company and will upgrade equipment and processes to provide additional wastewater capacity.
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The Franklin Water Reclamation Facility (wastewater treatment plant) is behind Chestnut Bend subdivision and Franklin High School. // GOOGLE EARTH

The project will include the following:

  • Construction of a new equalization tank with mixing capabilities
  • Construction of an upgraded headworks facility
  • Addition of phosphorus removal capability (biological and chemical)
  • Construction of a new UV disinfection facility
  • Upgrades to the reclaimed water pump station
  • Upgrades to the facility-wide odor control
  • Significant electrical improvements
  • Implementation of a new SCADA system
  • Construction of a new solids processing building
  • Construction of a new thermal hydrolysis process skid
  • Construction of three new anaerobic digesters

The construction process is expected to take 3.5 years.  The city will maintain treatment operations throughout the upgrade project. Temporary access from Mack Hatcher will be open for construction vehicles.

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