MONROE – Engineering News-Record Southeast named the ongoing expansion of the reservoir at the Catawba River Water Treatment Plant as best water/environment project.
The plant, located in Van Wyck, S.C., supplies clean, treated water to Union and Lancaster counties.
The new reservoir will hold one billion gallons of raw water. It will encompass 92 acres and incorporate a new 66 million-gallon-per-day raw water pump station to feed the treatment facility.
The reservoir will provide a constant supply of raw water to the plant when water quality conditions in the river may make treatment difficult. Construction is expected to be completed in the fall.
“This extremely important project provides resiliency for our water supply and is a result of years of planning,” said Andy Neff, director of water and wastewater operations for Union County Public Works.