Rehoboth Beach approves task orders for ocean outfall project

The City of Rehoboth Beach says that commissioners approved task orders for the ocean outfall project at their special meeting on Wednesday.

The city says that they approved a task order with the engineering firm GHD for work related to construction management and inspection services related to the Wastewater Treatment Plant Capital Improvement Program Upgrade Phase 1 Project, a task order with the engineering firm GHD for work related to construction management and inspection services, the force main project and for the wastewater treatment plant effluent pumping station project.

Last month, commissioners approved four bid awards to three contractors for construction of the project. They voted to award bids totaling more than $37 million, with the ocean outfall bid awarded to Manson Construction of Seattle for $27.6 million.

Work is set to begin this fall where treated wastewater will be dumped into the Atlantic Ocean about a mile from the beach.

The outfall plan was developed after a court ordered the city to stop putting wastewater into the Lewes and Rehoboth canal near the entrance to Rehoboth Bay. Work will be completed by April 30, 2018.

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