Published on July 26, 2017
City invites public to tour automated, $11.5 million plant at July 26 Open House
BELTON, MO—The City of Belton has completed its $11.5 million, state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant and pumping station upgrade. The public is invited to view the taxpayer funded facility located at 21200 S. Mullen Road from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26.
The plant represents a significant technological upgrade for the City of Belton’s wastewater treatment processes and features a new SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) system that alerts operators to potential problems with water pressure and flow, as well as equipment issues or malfunctions.
“Wastewater treatment provides an important public and environmental safety function, and this upgraded facility enables the city to keep closer tabs on operations, efficiency and capacity,” said Belton Public Works Director Michael Doi.
The upgraded wastewater treatment facility includes a new headworks building and influent pumping station, both of which replaced aging and outdated structures and were designed and constructed to accommodate projected flows outlined in the City’s Wastewater Treatment Master Plan.
The City utilized a low interest loan program offered by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ State Revolving Fund Program to pay for construction of the facility after voters approved a bond issue funding the project in April 2013.
Carollo Engineers designed the facility, and Foley Company served as general contractor.