CH2M’s contract renews to maintain Traverse City Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant in Michigan

Traverse City of Michigan has approved a five-year contract renewal with CH2M for operations and maintenance of the Traverse City Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant.

This renewal extends a 26-year relationship between CH2M and the city to improve water quality in Grand Traverse Bay.

CH2M operates the city's wastewater treatment facility besides maintaining and operating the city's lift stations and eight township autosamplers.

The CH2M team also guided the city through a $32m upgrade that added a membrane bioreactor to the treatment system.

CH2M will see the city through the membrane replacement process over the next four years.

City manager Marty Colburn said: "CH2M has provided long-standing quality services. We are in the midst of a significant replacement process of the filtering process, and CH2M has the experience and know-how to implement it," said.

Traverse City's Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant serves 50,000 residents, in addition to local industries.

Originally built in 1932, the 8.5-million-gallon-per-day facility has been upgraded several times, and currently features advanced membrane filtration technology to produce high-quality treated effluent that helps sustain public and environmental health.