State issues notice to proceed for Bay Park Conveyance Project

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Courtesy of Bay Park Conveyance Project

The New York State has granted the notice to proceed with final design and construction to Western Bays Constructors Joint Venture for the Bay Park Conveyance Project in Nassau County.

The project will convey treated water from the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant to the Cedar Creek Water Pollution Control Plant’s ocean outfall.

The project is a partnership between the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Nassau County Department of Public Works. When completed in three years, the project will divert as much as 75 million gallons of treated water per day and up to 90 percent of the nitrogen loading from Reynolds Channel and the Western Bays each year, improving regional resiliency and quality of life.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is managing the design-build contractor, Western Bays Constructors Joint Venture, and upon completion, the Nassau County Department of Public Works will own and operate the new facilities.

The project will convey fully treated water by: constructing a two-mile, 72-inch force main north from the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant to the County-owned aqueduct that runs under Sunrise Highway; rehabilitating and lining a 7.3-mile stretch of the abandoned aqueduct; and constructing a 1.6-mile, 72-inch force main from the aqueduct to the existing Cedar Creek Water Pollution Control Plant’s ocean outfall pipe, which is seven miles long and will carry treated water three miles out into the Atlantic Ocean. The new force main segments will be constructed using microtunneling 20 to 60 feet below the ground surface.

Project construction will begin this spring.

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