In an effort to improve its overall reliability and efficiency, as well as help protect it from flooding, the Fort Madison, Iowa, wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) is scheduled to soon undergo an extensive renovation. The upgrade is currently under design by Stanley Consultants, a global consulting engineering firm headquartered in the city of Muscatine, Iowa.
Fort Madison's WWTP, originally constructed in 1965, serves a population of 11,000 and can process 6.2 million gallons of wastewater per day. At the request of the city, Stanley assessed the condition of the aging facility and evaluated the plant's processes in order to develop recommendations for improvement. Construction of the $14-million project is expected to begin with the initial phase starting in April 2015 and the second phase being completed by May 2017.