Lubbock to Spend $37 Million on Sewer Project

The project will improve the handling of solid materials taken out of the city’s wastewater. The ultimate goal is recycle the city’s sewer water.
By James Clark

LUBBOCK, TX -- The City of Lubbock has gone out for bids on $37 million of improvement to the Southeast Water Reclamation Plant at 3603 Guava Street.  The project will improve the handling of solid materials taken out of the city’s wastewater.  The ultimate goal is recycle the city’s sewer water.

Public records say, “One of the objectives of the Strategic Water Supply Plan … is to utilize the City’s effluent as a valuable water resource asset.”

Public records also say, “The improvements will produce stream quality effluent which will be discharged into the North Fork of the Double Mountain fork of the Brazos River for potential reuse.”

It’s a 3-year project and part three of a four-phase plan.  Bids are due on December 18 and the City Council is expected to choose a contractor on February 27, 2014. 


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