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Northwest Water Reclamation Facility Improvements Project

Project Information

The Northwest Wastewater Reclamation Facility, located at 7500 26th Ave. N., provides essential wastewater and reclaimed water service for the Northwest Service Area and also for areas outside of the city limits via interlocal agreements. The facility was originally constructed in 1957 and has been upgraded and expanded several times. The facility has a permitted capacity of 20 million gallons per day annual average daily flow. 

 The City plans to update and upgrade the NWWRF facility with the NWWRF Improvements Project to enhance reliability, resiliency and sustainability. This project will replace aging assets, improve wastewater service and reliability and mitigate wet weather overflows. Key components of the project include:

  • New influent pump station and screening replacement
  • New reject water storage tanks

The project will replace the existing pump stations by consolidating into one new influent pump station while improving the ability to handle periods of high flow. Additionally, a new odor control facility will be added to all preliminary treatment structures and existing grit removal processes. New coarse screening will be added to protect the influent pumps from large debris and new fine screens will be added to improve efficiency and reliability. The project will also update auxiliary processes such as electrical gear and controls to accommodate these additions and improve operability, safety and flexibility.

The project will also add two new 7.5 million-gallon reject storage tanks south of the two existing reclaimed water tanks. Reject water is defined as substandard reclaim water. Additional storage is needed to hold reject water until it can be retreated to reclaimed standards for use by customers. The two new tanks will comply with the City’s height ordinance and will be approximately 200 feet in diameter and 50 feet in height.  The project includes yard piping and electrical ancillary components for the new tanks. 

The project is currently being designed under a Construction Manager At-Risk delivery and will comply with the requirements of the St. Petersburg City Code Chapter 2 Article 5 Division 5, Sustainability and Resiliency of City Facilities, as it relates to Envision. Construction is anticipated to begin in first quarter of 2022.


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Public Meeting #1
Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
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