NEWRF Improvements Project Virtual Public Meeting Oct. 13

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Northeast Water Reclamation Facility Improvements Project Virtual Public Meeting Oct. 13

The City of St. Petersburg will host a virtual public meeting for the upcoming Northeast Water Reclamation Facility Improvements Project. The meeting will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. Meeting details and dial-in information will be available at stpete.org/NEWRF prior to the meeting.

The Northeast Wastewater Reclamation Facility (NEWRF), located at 1160 62nd Ave. NE., provides essential wastewater and reclaimed water services for the Northeast Service Area. The NEWRF was originally constructed in the 1950s and has undergone various expansions and upgrade projects throughout the years with the last major upgrade occurring in 1978. The NEWRF has a permitted capacity of 16 million gallons per day annual average daily flow.

The improvements at the facility will not only improve safety, maintenance and operations, but also enhance reliability, resiliency and sustainability for the facility and the community. The key components of the project include:

  • Upgrading the facility’s electrical distribution system with modern equipment due to its age, deteriorated condition and diminishing availability of replacement parts
  • Replacing the distribution pump system to increase efficiency and reliability of pumping reclaimed water to our customers
  • Installing a new deep injection well to provide additional capacity for treated effluent disposal during wet weather flows

Construction is anticipated to start in Fall 2022.

More information about the project or public meeting can be found at stpete.org/NEWRF.