WATER TREATMENT PLANT- MEMPHIS, MO
The City of Memphis’ Water Treatment Plant began operation in 1968. Apart from
the addition of another settling basin and new glass-fused-steel ground storage
tank clearwells in the late 1980s, there have been no significant improvements
since it first began operation. McClure was selected by the City of Memphis to assist
in developing and implementing a water improvements project. The multifaceted
project includes significant improvements to the water treatment plant, improvements
to the distribution system, and maintenance of the water tower. All improvements
are necessary to ensure the City continues to reliably produce and distribute clean,
safe drinking water.
The first phase – construction of water treatment plant improvements – is currently
underway and is funded solely by the State Revolving Fund loan program. The
second phase – distribution system and water tower improvements and addition of
chemical feed equipment to the water intake at Lake Showme – is in the funding
approval stage. McClure completed a new Owners Supervised Plan for the City
in conjunction with the improvements design project to assist in distribution system
- New media filter underdrains and backwashing systems were installed, and
the City has seen a noticeable change in the finished water.
- New high service pumps to the distribution system now allow the City
to pressurize the system without the water tower – allowing for future
rehabilitation of the water tower under the second phase.
- The City no longer has to operate the water plant 24 hours a day, seven
days a week.