The existing Burt-Izard Lift Station was originally constructed in the 1960s and initially had a capacity to pump 50 million gallons per day during wet weather events. However, because of significant grit loadings to the facility, the condition of the old South Interceptor Force Main, and the historical lack of treatment capacity at the Missouri River Water Resource Recovery Facility (MRWRRF), the facility has only operated at 25 million gallons per day during wet weather events.
Construction efforts for the Burt-Izard Lift Station Improvements Project include upgrades to the grit building and overall grit handling capacity, bar screen room and lift station. The improvements require upgrades to the electrical, structural, architectural, instrumentation, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and process elements of the facility to meet new code requirements and for operations and maintenance of the upgraded facility. The improved facility will restore the firm capacity of the facility to pump 50 million gallons per day into the new South Interceptor Force Main for subsequent treatment at the expanded and upgraded MRWRRF.
Substantial completion was accomplished in Q1 2022. Start-up activities were completed in Q1 2022. The lift station will operate at 50 million gallons per day starting in Q2 2022 allowing increased capture and treatment of combined sewage at the Missouri River Water Resource Recovery Facility.
City of Omaha
444-3922, Ext. 2202
Michael Odrowski, PE, PMP
Emspace + Lovgren
Project Number: OPW 52472
LTCP Project Name: Burt-Izard Lift Station