Hawkins Construction performed repairs and upgrades on 13 different structures as a part of the much-needed capital improvement plan for Metropolitan Utilities District’s 126-year-old Florence water treatment plant.
This project entailed seven phases of work that required meticulous scheduling, as each was dependent upon the phase prior getting completed before starting the next phase. To enable the plant to function at top form, the project included several varied scopes of work. Hawkins transformed the use of a buried electrical vault by adding a 400 SF masonry and structural steel structure to the top of the existing vault to house new electrical equipment. Additional phases included rework of an open-topped bypass channel into a closed-top water convince with traffic overhead. Hawkins also reworked four primary clarifier basin trusses and the associated equipment, in addition to other scopes of work. This project was completed six months ahead of schedule.