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Second Water Treatment Facility

Post Date:08/14/2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Post Date: 08/01/2018
Contact:
Jason Burlin                                                                         
Executive Assistant 
(281) 420-6500
publicaffairs@baytown.org

Baytown Area Water Authority Breaks Ground on Second Water Treatment Facility

The City of Baytown and Baytown Area Water Authority (BAWA) held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new BAWA East Water Treatment Facility on Wednesday, August 1, 2018.  The groundbreaking took place at the site of the new facility, which will be located off of State Highway 99, East of FM 1405.  The $46 million project has been contracted to PLW Waterworks and is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2021.                               

When completed, the state-of-the-art facility will treat 6.0 million gallons of water per day and is designed so that it can be expanded in the future to handle a maximum of 24.0 million gallons of water per day.  The 60 acre site is located adjacent to both fresh and saltwater, and can be converted to a desalination drinking water facility to process salt water into drinking water.  The plant is equipped with an upgraded disinfection system that provides increased anti-pathogenic capabilities.  The addition of the BAWA East Water Treatment Facility will offer the city a dual water system feed and system redundancy to provide water in the event of an emergency.

“In terms of impact, there aren’t many projects that will make a difference quite like this one.” Said City Manager Rick Davis regarding to the project, “With its construction and the addition of six million gallons of water per day, Baytown will be better positioned to accommodate growth and provide a sustainable water supply into the future.”

For more information on the facility, please visit www.baytown.org or contact the Baytown Area Water Authority at (281) 420-5310.