Groundbreaking Kicks Off Headworks and Wet Weather Equalization Facilities Improvements at the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant

August 11, 2017
BALTIMORE, Md. – Clark, along with joint venture partner Ulliman Schutte, joined state and City of Baltimore officials to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Headworks and Wet Weather Equalization Facilities Improvements project at the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant. The project will improve the plant’s existing headworks and increase influent capacity to 469 million gallons per day.
 
During the groundbreaking ceremony, City of Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh kicked off the event announcing the impact the project will have on rehabilitating Baltimore’s water supply and ensuring a cleaner and healthier city. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan also addressed attendees, thanking the Clark/Ulliman Schutte team and project stakeholders for preconstruction efforts completed prior to breaking ground.
 
The scope of work includes improvements to the screening facilities, pumping stations, and the grit removal facility, as well as the construction of two above-grade tanks that will provide 36 million gallons of storage for wet weather. In addition to increasing the facility’s capacity, these improvements will address storm water run-off and hydraulic restrictions at the plant to prevent backups and overflows to the wastewater system during storm events. 
 
Completion of the project is slated for fall 2021.