In a continuing effort to ensure the City of Manhattan Water Treatment Plant is capable of providing an adequate and reliable source of treated potable water to meet the growing needs of the Manhattan community, significant improvements will be made to the plant. The improvements include the installation of a 2.0 megawatt emergency backup generator, as well as other electrical upgrades that are intended to significantly improve the redundancy and reliability of the plant. Carollo Engineers designed the project, and P1 Group was awarded the construction contract.
The City of Manhattan and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment have entered into a loan agreement using the Kansas Public Water Supply Loan Fund to finance the project. Construction of the improvements is estimated at $7.3 million. The construction contract is $3,497,000. The rest of the loan funds would be available for additional projects in the future.