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In celebration of Earth Day, the City of Springfield Environmental Services Department dedicated the new Clean Water Services Operations Building with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and facility open house Friday, April 22 at 755 N. Franklin Avenue.
This 12,079-square-foot building is the new home of the Clean Water Services Division programs including Industrial Pretreatment, Fats Oils and Grease (FOG), and Private Sewer Repair. The south side of the building provides an office area and public restrooms for the Franklin Avenue Recycling Center.
“This facility allows us to expand our services to accommodate our highly successful Private Sewer Repair program as part of our long-term Overflow Control Plan,” said Assistant Director of Environmental Services Errin Kemper. “This allows us to continue our efforts to provide the most cost-effective services to our sanitary sewer rate-payers.”
In keeping with the City’s commitment to environmentally responsible construction, the building was constructed to LEED Silver specifications and includes a rooftop rain water harvesting system feeding a 2,900 gallon cistern, pervious pavement, light shelves, and a rain garden.
Construction costs for the building totaled $2,756,928. The project was funded through the Clean Water Services Enterprise Fund. The general contractor on this project is Branco Enterprises, Inc. The architect is Sapp Design Associates Architects. Engineers include Colvin Jones Davis LLC, J&M Engineering and Olsson Associates.
For more information, please contact Kristen Milam, Communication Coordinator, at (573) 819-3713.