This CMAR contract, which MWH Constructors has bagged from Renewable Water Resources (ReWa), a South Carolina-based water utility serving approximately 119,000 industrial, commercial and residential accounts, provides the constructors a base in the Mid-Atlantic region.

The new plant, which is situated on the west side of the Saluda River near Piedmont, South Carolina, will replace the existing Grove Creek and Piedmont treatment plants.

According to ReWa, the new plant will regionalize treatment of wastewater by treating flows from several existing wastewater treatment plants and areas currently not served. It is expected to have an initial capacity of 4 million gallons per day (mgd) with plans to expand to 8mgd and then 12mgd.

MWH Constructors has an exclusive subcontractor agreement with Harper, a Greenville-based general contractor that will assist in the pre-construction and construction phases. Pre-construction is scheduled to begin in April of this year.

Blair Lavoie, senior vice president and director of US operations at MWH Constructors, said: ”It’s a privilege to be named construction manager-at-risk for the ReWa Piedmont WWTP project that will further protect the public health and water quality for the residents and businesses in the Upstate region.

”As with many of our US projects, we’re committed to supporting the local economy and businesses through subcontractor relationships. We look forward to partnering with Harper Corporation on this project that will serve the community for many years.”