After more than 20 years at its current location, the Board of Commissioners of Clark Regional Wastewater District (District) is preparing to expand facilities on its campus to house its growing operations for the next 20 years. After a review of alternatives, the District Board has supported a plan to invest more than $13 Million to expand and improve its Operations Center. Once complete, in 2022, the improvements will provide the District with the facilities necessary to meet the increasing demand for District services and improve the resiliency of District operations.
“The demand for District services has and will continue to grow. Every new customer represents more wastewater and more pipes and pumps that must be managed. Re-investing in the current campus is the most cost-effective solution for the near term, which supports the District’s Mission to provide the community with affordable and reliable service,” said Norm Harker, Board President.
District offices will remain open during construction; however, the Board Meeting Room will not be available for public use due to safety concerns.
The existing facilities were built in 1996, and the District began operating at its current location in 1997. The existing campus and facilities have served the District well and provide a solid platform to build upon. However, after 20 years, the time has come for re-investment to ensure a future of reliable service.
The project is comprised of a mixture of new facilities, new site improvements and modest remodeling of existing facilities. This will provide space for vehicles, equipment, materials and staff that are essential to delivering affordable and reliable service for our customers. The project was designed overall to maximize the potential of the existing campus while ensuring adequate room for safe operations.
Emergency preparedness was a key design factor for the project. Housing critical infrastructure, vehicles, and equipment in the new facilities and seismically-upgraded facilities will make them more accessible in the event of an emergency.