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Wakarusa Wastewater Treatment Plant & Conveyance Corridor


Lawrence, KS


$45 M

Delivery Method

  • Design-Bid-Build

Client Type


Project Type

  • Plant
  • Pump Station
14 MGD
$360 K in VE savings to the Owner

This new wastewater treatment facility included a headworks facility, BNR flow splitter box, BNR basins, final clarifier flow splitter box, two 95′ clarifiers, final sludge pumping station, chemical storage and feed building, UV flow meter structure, UV disinfection building, treated effluent structure, 5 MG peak flow storage basin, solids thickening facility, combined pumping station, administration building, plant-wide control system, electrical service for power distribution and lighting of new facilities, lightning protection including a PV ground mount system, vehicle storage and maintenance building, and all site work. Work on Pump Station #10 included interceptor sewers, a flow diversion structure, and pump station facility, all in a narrow work area near an existing church. The project also included expanding and renovating an administration building at the existing Kansas River WWTP, along with improvements to building access, replacement of mechanisms in two final clarifiers, and site work. 

“The City of Lawrence was impressed by Garney’s management of the project and their high standards for quality and safety. Garney has the ability to build a team of Garney employees and subcontractors who work to achieve common goals while being very client focused.” 

Melinda Harger, Assistant Director of Utilities – City of Lawrence, KS