Chetolah Creek Water Reclamation and Reuse Facility Expansion (KS)

City of Hays

Burns & McDonnell/CAS Constructors - an Alberici Enterprise - Joint Venture – Progressive Design-Build


The original wastewater treatment facility in Hays, Kansas, was constructed in 1953 and several of the original processes and structures are still in use today. Upcoming changes to required effluent water quality drove a need to upgrade nearly all liquid and solids processes. The new treatment process provides biological nutrient removal plus chemical phosphorus removal and tertiary filtration. The result is very high-quality water that protects the community’s waterways and provides a reuse water that is used by the municipality as well as local businesses.


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  • Why the City of Hays chose to use progressive design-build delivery
  • How the many challenges of this project were overcome
  • The cost and schedule savings and how the treated effluent is being used

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