The last piece of the Grand Forks Water Concept Plan includes the GFRWTP, which incorporates nearly 500 pieces of precast concrete.

Grand Forks Regional Water Treatment Plant

Grand Forks, ND
General Contractor:
Construction Engineers, Inc. and Ulliman Schutte
JLG Architects
City of Grand Forks

The GRWTP Project has been part of an overall Water Concept Plan for the City of Grand Forks which was developed following the Flood of 1997. Since the 1997 flood, the City has completed over $52 million in water system improvements including a new raw water intake facility, a new 7 million gallon clearwell and high service pump station, dual 30-inch water transmission pipelines from the existing WTP site to the new clearwell, various distribution piping tie-back improvements, treatment residual handling facilities, and an additional $1.8 million in upgrades at the existing WTP to extend the life by 10 years.

The GFRWTP is the “last piece of the puzzle” and has been the most recent key project of emphasis for the City of Grand Forks. Once completed, the new GFRWTP will address aging infrastructure, heightened regulatory requirements, and the expansion limitations of the current WTP site. The new facility will use advanced treatment technologies to provide high quality water at an increased capacity with provisions for plant expansion on a long-term water infrastructure site.

Wells Concrete provided more than 150,000 sq. ft of precast concrete for this project including double tees, columns, beams and flat architectural and structural wall panels. The wall panels boast an acid etch and unique formliner / sandblast architectural finish. Building is expected to be completed in June 2020.

Products Sq. Ft. #
Beam 1,815 32
Column 812 38
Double Tee 74,414 151
Flat Architectural 56,103 177
Flat Structural 19,727 91
Total 152,872 489

For more information about this project, contact Rick Hodek or Cory Peterson.