Expansion in an Existing Footprint

The City of Glasgow’s former water treatment plant was a groundwater softening facility built in 1966 when the population was approximately 6,500 and many residents were employed at the nearby Air Force base. In the early 1970s, the base was decommissioned, and the population began to decline over the next 50 years to its current figure – approximately 3,400. This left the city with an oversized water treatment facility that had the capacity to treat nearly 3.5 million gallons per day to a community that was now half its former size.

While the Glasgow plant was well operated and maintained, the operators had an increasing number of limitations with outdated treatment processes and aging equipment. To address these issues, the city elected to upgrade its water treatment plant. The project was completed in the spring of 2020, and Morrison-Maierle leveraged some unique approaches to retrofit and rehabilitate this 1960s-era facility.