On March 2, 2015, the Boynton Beach City Commission approved a resolution authorizing CDM Smith to proceed with Phase 2 of the progressive design build project for the East Plant Ion Exchange and Upgrades Project.
Phase 2 includes completion of design, procurement of services and equipment, and construction services to result in a turn-key facility. The plant upgrades will be located at the East Water Treatment Plant located at 124 E. Woolbright Rd, Boynton Beach. The plant will process 24 million gallons per day (mgd) and will be equipped with a state-of-the art MIEX® pretreatment system providing benefits such as odor removal and reduction in chemical costs.
Other improvements incorporate filter valve replacements; modifications to the disinfection system; replacement of the existing high service pumps; a new 3.0-million gallon finished water storage tank with a new re-pump station; and modification of the site paving, stormwater, and security. The project will be submitted to the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure in order to achieve an Envision Rating for the environmentally friendly design and construction techniques.
The $30.8 million dollar project is being managed locally by CDM Smith of Boca Raton, Florida, along with the Carollo Design Build Group of Lake Worth, Florida.