South County Regional Water Treatment Plant

South County Regional Water Treatment Plant

  • Market Segment: Water/Wastewater
  • Services Provided: Construction Claims Analysis and Dispute Resolution
  • Client: Collier County Utilities Division
  • Location: Collier County, FL
  • Project Value: $24,000,000

The South County Regional Water Treatment Plant has a constructed capacity to produce 20 MGD per day. The facility was originally constructed in 1984 with a capacity of 4 MGD of lime softening water treatment process. In 1988, the facility was expanded by 8 MGD, bringing the total constructed capacity of the lime softening water treatment process to 12 MGD.

In 2004, a facility expansion was completed that added 8 MGD of reverse osmosis water treatment process in a separate process building on the same site. The facility included a well field, storage treatment tanks, and associated out-buildings, pump stations, and chemical treatment stations.

The contractor submitted a $3M claim citing project delays, inefficiency, and interference due actions by the owner and its representatives. A major factor in the claim was the removal of equipment from scope of work and the associated impacts. Trauner was hired by the owner to analyze liquidated damages.