A long-term plan for LOTT's main treatment plant
The Budd Inlet Treatment Plant has been at its current site since the first construction of the original primary treatment plant, which began in the late 1940s. Since then, our communities have invested millions of dollars for upgrades from primary treatment to secondary treatment to nitrogen removal and, now, to production of Class A Reclaimed Water. With urban development continuing around the treatment plant, it is important that LOTT ensures it will be able to maintain and improve the facilities necessary to meet the community's wastewater needs. To achieve that goal, a Master Plan for the Budd Inlet Treatment Plant was completed in 2006. The plan was designed to ensure efficiency of plant operations, anticipate new levels of treatment regulation, and consider what will be necessary to achieve continued sustainability in a high-profile, high-cost urban re-development area. It identified millions of dollars in improvements needed at the plant. Many have been completed, such as the first phase of the Primary Sedimentation Basins project, and others are yet to come. By carefully planning for and implementing critical plant upgrades, LOTT continues to protect the investment in this vital community asset.