Davenport Water Treatment Plant Construction Contract Awarded

Published Oct. 3, 2011

Rock Island, Ill. -- (Oct. 3, 2011) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, awarded a contract to construct the flood risk management project at the waste water treatment plant on the Mississippi River in Davenport, Iowa.

The contract, which totals $4,577,600, was awarded to Valley Construction Company of Rock Island, Ill. Valley Construction will perform work to include the construction of a temporary trail and gates as well as an earth embankment. The contractor will plug abandoned sewers and install new water mains. The contract calls for many other various tasks to be carried out.

Work on the project is slated to begin in October and should be completed by fall 2012.

This contract is awarded as part of work being done on the Davenport Local Flood Protection Project, Reach 1. The Davenport flood protection project was authorized for construction in 1970. A Phase II Design Memorandum recommending revisions to the project was completed in February 1982.

Record flood levels along the Mississippi River at Davenport, Iowa, in 1993 were nearly matched in 2001, causing extensive flood damages and attracting national attention. The baseball stadium, a residential area, and significant reaches of the downtown area were flooded. The water treatment plant was threatened by flooding, but remained in service during the floods due to emergency flood-fighting actions. The Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development approved the Preconstruction Engineering and Design resumption in October 2001. A Limited Reevaluation Report (LRR) was completed in April 2002, to update the 1982 project costs and economic analysis. The LRR was approved in June 2002. The report determined that a Federal project to protect Reach 1, the water treatment plant, was justified.  No other improvements were justified.

For more information about this contract, please contact Paul Holcomb, US Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, at (563) 386-0572, ext. 6701 or (563) 468-1366.

Release no. 11-09-36