WICHITA, Kansas (May 3, 2023) — Wichita Water Partners, the joint venture team of Alberici and Burns & McDonnell, celebrated a major project milestone of 1 million labor hours completed on-site at the Northwest Water Facility. The $500 million project is the largest capital investment in Wichita’s history and will replace the city’s 80-year-old water treatment plant.
Wichita’s Northwest Water Facility is set to provide safe, clean drinking water to Wichita residents and surrounding areas upon completion and startup in 2025. The facility will treat 120 million gallons of water per day and will require approximately 1.6 million labor hours to build. The project is estimated to generate $2 billion in economic stimulus for Wichita and will provide vital water security for the city.
To celebrate the achievement of 1 million labor hours completed, the project team hosted an event on-site to update elected officials and participating design and construction firms on the project’s progress. Thousands of people have contributed to this legacy project to date, including numerous local contractors, service providers and small businesses.
“Lots of exciting activity is happening at the future home of Wichita’s Northwest Water Facility where we are making huge strides toward reaching our 2024 completion date,” says John Smith, construction manager for Wichita Water Partners. “Our team has worked hard to reach this milestone and we are excited to work on such an important project here in the City of Wichita.”
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Alberici is a leading North American construction company serving the civil, energy, institutional, commercial, heavy industrial, manufacturing, water/wastewater, and automotive industries. Founded in 1918 in St. Louis, Alberici is a recognized leader in the construction industry focused on providing clients with rock-solid reliability, the highest standards of quality and safety and innovative solutions for the most complex building needs. Alberici is ranked the 35th largest domestic builder (Engineering News-Record, May 2022) with annual revenues of over $2.7 billion. With approximately 3,500 salaried employees and craft professionals, the firm is headquartered in St. Louis with offices throughout North America. More information about the company is available online at www.alberici.com or by following the company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
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