Great Lakes Water Authority, Michigan

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The Des Moines Metropolitan Wastewater Reclamation Authority (WRA) faces several infrastructure challenges. One of the primary challenges is maintaining and upgrading aging infrastructure, including pipes and treatment facilities. Another challenge is meeting increasingly strict regulatory requirements, particularly for nutrient removal. In addition, the WRA must balance the need to provide reliable wastewater treatment services with the need to manage costs for its customers. Finally, the WRA must plan for and adapt to changing weather patterns and increased precipitation, which can impact the capacity and effectiveness of its treatment facilities.

Sample Highlights from the Capital Improvement Plan

Project ID

Project Title

Project Start Year

Project Description

Project Spend Total

Page Ref

Project Satus


CSO Outfall Rehabilitation


“Rehabilitation of the CSO outfalls is essential to
properly discharge the uncontrolled combined
sewer overflows to the receiving waters and to
prevent sewer backups in the Conveyance
System. Recent inspections of the outfalls
revealed structural deficiencies such as fractures,
missing mortar from bricks. There are also
sediment and debris deposits in many of them.”



Not Started


Pump Station Assets Updates


“Evaluation and upgrade of the Pumping Station
elements needed to improve the conveyance of
wastewater to the WRRF.”



Not Started


WRRF Facility Optimization Program


“The existing WRRF is a product of numerous
construction projects over nearly 90 years and
consists of numerous process and other buildings
with varying levels of use and practicality. It is
critical to convey an image that reflects the pride
and importance of the work that is done every day
at this facility. This project will create a visitor
center focusing on public education to impress the
next generation of wastewater engineers,
scientists and operators and enhance the facility
creating a m…”



Not Started


HVAC Improvements at Puritan Fenkell and Seven Mile CSO Facilities


“A number of HVAC-related improvements were
identified as needed at Puritan-Fenkell and Seven
Mile CSO Facilities under CS-299. The
improvements at both facilities require replacement
of a large amount of HVAC equipment, due to age
of the equipment or need to improve access for
maintenance, and to provide monitoring for code
compliance in the Odor Control and Headworks



Not Started


Hubbell Southfield CSO Facility Improvements


“The Hubbell Southfield CSO Basin was
constructed in the late 1990s and is in need of
major capital improvements. The spray-flushing
system is ineffective for removing solids and debris
from the floor of the basin and shunt channel after
a storm event. Currently, operators must manually
use fire hoses and lower a bobcat into the basin
after storm events, which is a safety concern due
to the confined space, sloped and slippery floors,
and poor lighting. The dewatering pumps are
unable to handle h…”



Not Started

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  2. The projects ranked in order of preference
  3. The plan for financing the projects
  4. A timetable for the construction or completion of the project
  5. Justification for the project
  6. Explanation of expenses for the project
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