Water Resource Recovery Facility – Williston, ND

Location: Williston, ND
General Contractor: Rice Lake Construction Group
Architect: Hulsing & Associates
Structural Engineer: AE2S


Description: A $105 million water treatment plant project scheduled for September 2017 completion. Wells Concrete provided the precast for eight separate buildings, which included insulated architectural walls with a sandblast finish; double tees for the roof where possible. The entire project consisted of approximately 392 pieces of precast; the precast fabrication took place throughout 2015.

This will be one of the first treatment plants in North Dakota to remove biological nutrients from wastewater. This entails getting rid of nutrients such as phosphorus and nitrogen, which can hurt water quality.

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Dave Tuan, director of Public Works, called the Water Resources Facility “one of the most technologically advanced treatment plants in the Midwest,” and included that it would serve, initially, a population of around 60,000. In time, the 11-acre facility will be able to handle a population of 125,000, according to Jason Benson, a project manager for Grand Forks-based Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc.

It’s an exciting day here in Williston. …This plant will serve Williston’s needs in the years to come. We won’t have to worry anymore. It’s a huge burden off the city.

-Howard Klug, Mayor of Williston