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City of Bonner Springs Breaks Ground on Water Supply and Treatment Plant to Increase Capacity

BONNER SPRINGS, Kan. (March 30, 2023) — Today’s groundbreaking kicks off a legacy water project for the City of Bonner Springs. The project led by joint venture team Burns & McDonnell/CAS Constructors, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alberici, will increase water production capacity to 2 million gallons per day to meet current and future demand by residents and businesses and improve water quality by constructing a new membrane softening water treatment plant. The City will receive $2.5M in principal loan forgiveness to address emerging contaminants through the State Revolving Funds program for the project.

While the City currently provides safe drinking water, residents have been pushing for better tasting water with less mineral content. The completed project will improve taste and odor and be more efficient for residents’ appliances. Set to come online in late 2024, the plant will not require the City to rely on others for water, providing autonomy for future supply.

“Bonner Springs is a great place to live and own a business,” says Jeff Harrington, mayor of Bonner Springs. “This project fits into our plan for future growth and allows us to provide high-quality water to our residents. In the last two years we’ve secured two growing industrial projects that need a good water supply. This project will benefit those developers and future opportunities.”

“The Burns & McDonnell/CAS Constructors team is excited to get started on this important project,” says Dana Weir, project manager at Burns & McDonnell. “We’re using the design-build project delivery method which reduces schedule, risk and cost by integrating design and construction.”

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