Banner Creek WTP, Holton,
||Mr. Brad Mears, City Manager
Public Wholesale Water Supply District No. 18
||Bartlett & West Engineers
The new Banner Creek Water Treatment Plant will
serve the recently formed Public Wholesale Water Supply District
No. 18, which was formed to supply water to the
City of Holton, Kansas and Jackson County Rural Water District No. 3.
received in the fall of 2000 with CAS Construction, Inc.
as the low bidder, however, all bids were significantly over
City’s Budget. The
District had two choices: approach the project as a Design/Build project to
reduce cost, or rebid it. Not only would the rebid process
be lengthy, the risk of being
over budget once again remained. The decision was made to work with CAS and
Bartlett & West
utilizing the techniques of the Design/Build procurement system to bring the
project into budget. Both companies had experience, individually as well as
jointly, using this system to complete projects quickly while
keeping an emphasis on quality
and Owner needs.
The Engineer, Bartlett & West, and the Contractor, CAS
Construction, met regularly and often over the next few weeks. By selecting
a new orientation for
the building on the site, revising the floor plan and using different materials
for construction, the project duration was reduced by ten months and total
project costs were reduced by $800,000. There was no attempt made to modify
for the project. The Owner was able to provide input and make decisions based
on life-cycle costs, preference for material and equipment, operator concerns,
ease of maintenance and future growth and permitting issues.
The new plant
has an initial capacity of 2 mgd and is expandable to 3 mgd
by adding an additional cone clarifier and by adding filter cartridges
existing filter skids. The treatment process utilizes claricones and ultrafiltration
The new Plant has a workshop, offices, meeting room and laboratory. A completely
automated control system allows unattended operation, if desired. Sludge
storage lagoons, chemical feed systems, storage tanks, feed pumps and high
pumps were included. A masonry block building with a brick veneer front
including ventilation and electric heat systems as well as an air-conditioned
The project was completed in April 2002 – on schedule
and within budget. The Owner’s satisfaction and pride in the project
has resulted in plans for an open house early in the summer of 2002.
information, contact Mike Hafling.