Ames Water Treatment Plant Construction Update

You may have noticed some activity south of 13th Street in Ames in recent months. A new water treatment plant is approaching completion for the citizens of Ames. The building was mostly enclosed late fall 2016 which allowed progress inside to continue at an earnest pace all winter.

Currently, drywall and paint are finishing up, and cabinets, flooring, light fixtures, plumbing fixtures and other finish items are being installed.

On the process side, all major equipment such as pumps, filters, blowers, motor control centers, and the large solids contact units and lime slakers are in place and are being commissioned. If all goes well, the new plant could make potable water as early as May 2017.

This spring and summer will bring the finishing touches to the exterior and site. The remainder of the paving will be completed followed by final grading, seeding and landscaping.

Final completion is scheduled for the middle of August 2017.



FOX Engineering is an environmental engineering firm based in Ames, Iowa. We specialize in water and wastewater solutions for our diverse municipal and industrial clients. Our work varies in size and scope and can be found throughout the Midwest and beyond.