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Date: August 3, 2018
Farmington, NM: This morning Mayor Duckett, City Councilors Sean Sharer, Janis Jakino, and Jeanine Bingham-Kelly, and former City Councilor Gayla McCulloch joined the Farmington Red Coats, members of the Jacobs team, and members of the City of Farmington's Public Works department in celebrating the completions of the Waste Water Treatment Plan Expansion Project.
The 22-month project actually began with the City's 1996 Facilities Plan. The pre-design report was completed in 2000, with the funding package being updated in 2015. The project was ultimately divided into 3 phases, with phase 1 beginning on August 22, 2016 and the completion of phase 3 on June 21, 2018.
The Waste Water Treatment Plan Expansion Project was a $22 million improvement that makes the City's system more efficient while also ensuring EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) compliance well into the future. In addition, the project provided a 33% capacity upgrade for the waste water treatment plant.
Jeff Smaka, project manager for the City of Farmington, was also recognized for his excellent project management skills, completing the project under budget, with just 1% in change orders, and saving the City nearly 1 million dollars in project costs.