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Plano City Council hires engineer for water plant upgrades

Plano City Council members hired a McHenry-based firm to be project engineers for improvements to the Lakewood subdivision water treatment plant.

Josh Beyer, water superintendent, said the fee for HR Green to do the work is $134,145.

He said HR Green will study the project and come up with an estimated cost so the work can be put out for bids.

Beyer said the work will consist of improving the plant that treats water from Wells No. 7, 8, and 9 for the Lakewood subdivision homes.

He said Well No. 7 is a standby well and Well No. 8 is currently not being used, so Well No. 9 is serving as the primary water supply for the subdivision.

Beyer said each well has its own iron removal treatment system. He said Ravi S. Jayaraman, senior project manger for HR Green, said the filters in the wells cannot be chemically cleaned and should be replaced.

Treatment systems will be replaced in Wells No. 7 and 9. Work will be completed on one well so it can be placed back on the system before work on the other well is started, he said.

Beyer did not say when the city will have an estimate from HR Green for the pre-engineering work for the project. 

Council members also awarded a bid to Niles Excavating to do the Prairie Street water main project at a cost of $87,339 on Beyer’s recommendation.  

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