Updates on LOTT construction projects
Here is the latest information on LOTT's major construction projects.
Public Meeting on LOTT’s Biological Process Improvements Project
LOTT will be starting a major construction project at the Budd Inlet Treatment Plant that will begin in late 2020 and be completed in 2023. The Biological Process Improvements project will optimize the biological treatment process that removes nutrients from wastewater. The project will replace aging equipment, enhance operational control and flexibility, and increase process reliability. It will also greatly improve the energy efficiency of the wastewater treatment process.
LOTT invites the public to attend a virtual meeting on Tuesday, September 29, at 5:30 pm, to learn more about project details and the project’s cost, schedule, and alternatives considered. There will be time for questions and comments after a presentation.
Washington Street Property Improvements
LOTT demolished the building at 516 Washington Street NE, leveling the structure to the concrete slab. Other improvements included fencing, paving, and stormwater treatment. The project is expected to be completed in 2020. The site will be used primarily for contractor staging for Budd Inlet Treatment Plant projects. Eventually, the site will be used for expansion of treatment processes associated with the treatment plant.
Pipeline Inspection and Manhole Rehabilitation
Pipelines and manholes in select parts of the wastewater collection system are being inspected and cleaned. Work is also underway to rehabilitate 35 manholes throughout the service area. The contractor is relining the inside of manholes on Martin Way, Cooper Point Road, Woodland Creek Trail, I-5 off ramps, downtown Olympia, and other locations. Some locations might require temporary traffic revisions and the work may occur at night when wastewater flows are lower. This work is anticipated to be complete by November.