AMESBURY — The public is invited to attend an open house at the renovated water treatment plant on Monday.
The $15 million rehabilitation project is wrapping up, and residents can see all the equipment upgrades and changes to the plant, which was built in 1985.
The major upgrades at the water treatment plant at 12 Newton Road began in January 2010.
The upgrades help reduce water disinfection by-products and increase capacity, the city said.
Among the upgrades are new pumps; a new centrifuge to enhance the sludge-handling capability of the facility; water tank rehabilitation on Powwow Hill to increase capacity; replacing "booster station" to boost water pressure; a new boiler; a new chemical storage building; and other miscellaneous renovations including code upgrades, like disability compliance and fire protection, roof replacement, computer control replacement and other cosmetic improvements.
The water treatment plant isn't a new plant, but the upgrades have been ongoing while the plant has been treating the water, public works director Robert Desmarais said.
The plant has been treating the water for the past six months as construction winds down.