BL Harbert International completed five main phases of construction of this project in 33 months, without interruption to the existing, fully-operational wastewater treatment plant. The improvements increased the treatment capacity from four million gallons per day to 10 million gallons per day, with a storm peak flow of up to 20 million gallons per day.
In addition to the complexity of scheduling, coordinating and construction of the five main phases, the project is located within the Turkey Creek watershed, which is known for its scenic beauty, rich history, and biological diversity. Throughout construction, BLHI was responsible for protecting the surrounding environment, as well as Turkey Creek, which contains two species of fish on the Fish and Wildlife Service endangered list — the Vermillion and Watercress Darter. By utilizing a combination of onsite settling basins, silt fences with Jersey barriers, and hay bales to manage the site and control runoff, BLHI was able to successfully protect the Turkey Creek environment.