Rio Rancho is moving ahead on a plan to make improvements to its dewatering system in the city’s Wastewater Treatment Plant 2.
That plant is located at 100 Industrial Park Loop, three miles to the northeast of downtown Rio Rancho, and has a processing capability of up to 5.5 million gallons per day.
Now, Rio Rancho has issued a Request for Proposals for work that will include replacing the existing belt filter press, polymer mixing systems, sludge feed pipe, and control panels in the facility.
The project also calls for the removal and replacement of an existing HVAC system, and new windows, doors, lighting, and floor drains.
Upgrade work is also planned for the structure’s first and second floor office space.
August 13 is the submission deadline for the RFP.
In a cost-cutting move designed to also increase the sustainability of the city’s treatment facilities, members of the Rio Rancho Governing Body this spring voted to decommission Wastewater Treatment Plant 1, a facility that was built in the 1960s.
By Garry Boulard
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