Plans are underway for a new drinking water treatment plant in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. that will replace an existing 70-year plant and deliver the majority of fresh water for the city.
Kiewit Water Facilities Florida Co. (Kiewit) has been selected to design and build the new Prospect Lake Clean Water Center, which will feature state-of-the-art technology and produce 50 million gallons of water per day (MGD). It will also be designed to withstand the winds of a Category 5 hurricane.
The new facility is the result of a public-private partnership between the City of Fort Lauderdale, IDE Technologies, LTD and Ridgewood Infrastructure. It is expected to be complete by 2026.
Kiewit will engage its in-house design team to serve as the engineer of record and utilize its construction-focused engineering approach to ensure that constructability is considered at each stage of the project. The company is also equipped to self-perform critical components of the construction work, helping to ensure on-time, on-budget project delivery.
In 2022, the ENR Top 400 Contractors Sourcebook ranked Kiewit #1 in water treatment plants. Over the past 70-plus years, we have completed more than 1,500 water and wastewater projects, and the Prospect Lake Clean Water Center is a notable, exciting addition to this roster of work.