Construction will soon begin on an expansion of the city of Leesburg’s Turnpike Wastewater Treatment Facility.
The $21.6 million project will increase the current capacity of the facility, upgrade equipment that has reached its shelf life, construct an additional sequencing batch reactor digester and convert the effluent filtration media from sand to microfiber.
The improvements and expansion will increase the capacity of the facility from 3.0 million gallons per day to 4.5 MGD and allow the city to keep up with the population growth seen throughout southern Leesburg.
“It’s exciting to see this important project get under way, as it is key to keeping pace with our region’s growing economy,” said City Manager Al Minner.
The facility was designed by Hydro Solutions Consulting LLC with their partner, Carollo Engineers, and will be built by Wharton-Smith, Inc. Construction Group. For more information, call the Public Works Department at (352) 435-9442.