GRANTS PASS – On Jan. 15, 2020 the Grants Pass City Council adopted a resolution declaring a public need to acquire property for a new water treatment plant. With this action, the council took another important step to secure the nearly 90-year water legacy of Grants Pass.
With property now secured, city staff and consultants are securing the final details to begin the multi-year project and construct a replacement water treatment plant. This plant will provide a plentiful supply of clean, safe drinking water for the next generation of Grants Pass residents.
Plant design activities will begin in late spring of 2021 and are anticipated to last for about a year. Construction will begin early in 2023. In the meantime, there will be a flurry of activity on the site as work is carried out to complete subsurface investigations, mitigate any potential hazards, install storm water facilities, and secure the site.
The city invites its water users and other interested parties to follow the project at the following website: https://www.grantspassoregon.gov/1171. This website will be updated frequently with current project schedules, photos, and videos of this historic public works project.
Technical details about the new plant will also be posted, including water treatment technology, capacity information, and more. Viewers can also sign up to receive project updates through email by subscribing at the following link: https://www.grantspassoregon.gov/list.aspx.