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Burt-Izard Lift Station Improvements

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.

Additional Resources

Project Map: Burt-Izard Lift Station Improvements

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Schedule

Construction achieved substantial completion in Q1 2022. The lift station is currently operating at 50 million gallons per day during wet weather, allowing increased capture and treatment of combined sewage at the Missouri River Water Resource Recovery Facility. Only punch list items remain to achieve final completion, which is anticipated in Q3 2022.


Contact Information

City of Omaha
Jake Hansen
402-444-5107


Project References

Project Number:  OPW 52472

LTCP Project Name:  Burt-Izard Lift Station