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Water Reclamation Facility - Solids Handling Improvement Project

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This project will increase the lifespan, capacity, performance, and safety of the solids dewatering process.

The City of Bend’s Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) solids handling dewatering process* has maintenance, redundancy, and operational challenges. The system is nearing capacity and there is heavy corrosion in both the building and on equipment resulting in deterioration of assets.

The objective of the Solids Handling Improvement Project is to upgrade the solids dewatering process to ensure the following:

  • Increase in dewatering performance while continuing to produce Class A biosolids

  • Increase capacity

  • Increase asset lifespan

  • Provide safe work environment for staff

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This project is funded by the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF).


* The dewatering process removes water from the solids before they are land applied.

Project Location




Project Estimated Timeline

  • Predesign development June 2018 - November 2018
  • Construction anticipated Summer 2019 – Winter 2019

Question / Concerns

Please contact:

Brittany Park, Project Engineer 541 330-4000


Joshua Robertson, P.E. Principal Engineer 541 330-4000


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