The existing Burt-Izard Lift Station was 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 only operated at 25 million gallons per day during wet weather events.
The lift station improvements include upgrades to the grit building and overall grit handlings capacity, bar screen room and lift station, which will require electrical, structural, architectural, instrumentation, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and process improvements. 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 recently expanded and upgraded MRWRRF.
Motors for the new pumps were delivered in April 2021. Start-up activities will commnce in May 2021.
City of Omaha
444-3922, Ext. 2202
Emspace + Lovgren
Project Number: OPW 52472
LTCP Project Name: Burt Izard Lift Station