Water and Sewer

Dempsey E. Benton Water Treatment Plant

Dewatering Facility Project

Dewatering is the removal of water from solid material or soil for future agricultural use. This produces 'water residuals' which are waste products produced during the safe drinking water process. 

This project consists of the construction of a new dewatering facility for the long-term handling on-site of all water filtered and produced by the Dempsey E. Benton Water Treatment Plant (DEBWTP). This treated water will be used for offsite agricultural purposes. This facility was eliminated from the original DEBWTP construction in 2010 due to funding limitations. Limitations are now lifted with construction scheduled to begin in Spring 2020.

Project Details

 
Type:
Water and Sewer
Budget:
$13,000,000
Project Lead:
Dennis Lassiter, PE
Contractors:
HDR Engineering

Contact

 

Dennis Lassiter, PE
Senior Project Administrator
Phone: 919-996-3477 
Office Location:1 Exchange Plaza Suite 620
Raleigh, NC 27601

Lead Department:
Water

Planning

This phase is complete.

Lead Department:
Water

Design

This phase is complete.

Lead Department:
Water

Construction

Phase scheduled to begin in Spring 2020.

Lead Department:
Water

Complete

Phase updates coming soon. 

Lead Department:
Water

Schedule

Date Activity
Summer 2019 Project Design Complete
Summer 2019 Permitting Complete
n/a Easement Acquisition Complete
Fall 2019 Project Bid Complete
Spring 2020 Project Construction Begins
Winter 2020 Project Construction Complete

History

This facility was not included during the original Dempsey E. Benton Water Treatment Plant (DEBWTP) construction in 2010. This was due to limits in funding. A wide variety of waste products, along with safe drinking water, are produced during the water treatment process. These waste products are known as 'water residuals.' The water residuals produced at DEBWTP since 2010 have either been sent to the Neuse River Resource Recovery Facility or the Wrenn Road Spray Irrigation site for disposal. In October 2016, a 'Site Alternatives Evaluation' was completed by HDR Engineers. This evaluation contained a recommendation that a Dewatering Facility be built at the plant to process these residuals on site.