The public is invited to a ground breaking ceremony for the 2017 Texas Water Development Board Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Improvements Project. The ceremony will be at held at 5:00 P.M. at our current Wastewater Treatment Plant located at 535 E. Lens Street in Eastland. This ceremony marks the beginning of an 18 month construction process which is scheduled to be completed on November 1, 2020.
Planning for this long waited project began in 2015, when the city staff began developing plans to replace the existing WWTP which has been in service since 1994. The city sought funding assistance for the new plant through the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) and was awarded funding in 2017 to construct a new facility. Even though the plant is not yet operational, the city began making annual payments of over $400,000 per year beginning in 2018.
The city awarded the contract for construction of the new facility to Purcell Contracting Ltd. for $6,093,140 in January and the TWDB granted the city permission to proceed with construction this month.
The preconstruction meeting was held on June 6, 2019 with Purcell Contracting Ltd., contractor for the project, Juan Moran of the TWDB, Scott Hay and Josh Berryhill of Enprotec/Hibbs & Todd, project engineers, as well as Ron Duncan, Eastland City Manager, Bobby Jacoby, Director of Eastland Public Works and Terry Alsabrook, Eastland WWTP Manager.
The city wishes to thank all of our residents for their patience throughout the process and looks forward to beginning this project. Following the groundbreaking, the City Commissioners will proceed to City Hall for our Regular City Commission Meeting which begins at 6:00 PM.