Bastrop Bid Openings for WWTP No. 3
KSA and the City of Bastrop accepted and opened bids for the construction of Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Number 3 and the westside collection system on December 10, 2020. What does this mean? This means that the project will soon enter the construction phase once contractors have been selected by the city. KSA was asked to help ensure the bid selection process meets the state rules and regulations regarding procurement. Due to existing plants number 1 and 2 reaching the end of their useful life the City of Bastrop selected KSA to design the new wastewater treatment plant. In accordance with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), the city is operating near the capacity at which the City is required to begin expansion. KSA was awarded the contract to design the new wastewater treatment plant and collection system on October 31, 2018.
Expert engineers have been hard at work designing a state of the art, sustainable, wastewater plant that will serve the current and future needs of Bastrop. KSA designed this plant to process 2.0 million gallons per day with an expansion possibility for up to 8.0 million gallons per day as needed. Tesla, Inc. will soon have a factory 20 miles west of Bastrop. According to the Austin American Statesman, there will be “an estimated 5,000 jobs.” You can expect a major increase in the population of Bastrop and surrounding areas with the new automobile plant being in close proximity. Once completed, the new WWTP plant will be able to adequately treat wastewater for the current and increasing population.
Bastrop Assistant City Manager, Trey Job, and Director of Public Works, Curtis Hancock, were at the bid opening which was open to the public. KSA members include Project Manager, Bob Lane, P.E., Robbin Kersey, Business Development Representative, and Blake Llewellyn, EIT, Design Engineer.
The city hosted an open house with the public relations team from KSA in September 2019. During the open house, technical team members were available to answer questions and present information to residents. The City of Bastrop will continue to inform the public with major milestones related to the development and construction of WWTP number 3.