Water and Sewer

E.M. Johnson Water Treatment Plant

Drinking Water Laboratory

The current laboratory facilities at the E.M. Johnson Water Treatment Plant are in need of expanding for additional testing, office, and storage space. The 'Programming and Schematic Design Services' phase evaluated several alternatives and determined that a new 'Drinking Water Compliance Laboratory' be built. The future laboratory facility will contain approximately 15,000 square-feet to provide for the future water treatment needs for the region.

Project Details

 
Type:
Water and Sewer
Budget:
$12,842,000
Project Lead:
Dennis Lassiter, PE
Contractors:
LS3P Architects

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

Raleigh Water and LS3P Architects are coordinating on building design plans with the goal of obtaining Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certifications.

Lead Department:
Water

Construction

Phase details coming soon.

Lead Department:
Water

Complete

Phase details coming soon.

Lead Department:
Water

Schedule

Date Activity
Spring 2021 Project Design Complete
Spring 2021 Permitting Complete
n/a Easement Acquisition Complete
Spring 2021 Project Bid Complete
Summer 2021 Project Construction Begins
Winter 2022 Project Construction Complete

History

A 'Laboratory Study' was completed in March 2016 for the Neuse River Resource Recovery Facility (NRRRF) and the E.M. Johnson Water Treatment Plant (EMJWTP) laboratories. Both facilities were aging and had significant technical issues with the existing building infrastructure. Both laboratories needed expansions due to the number of current personnel and future needs. The NRRRF has since been renovated and expanded. The E.M. Johnson Drinking Water Laboratory was determined by Raleigh Water staff and LS3P architects to be built on existing City property at 10700 Star Road in Wake Forest.