Robbinsdale Council Approves Additional Water Treatment Plant Costs
The new water treatment plant in Robbinsdale is expected to be finished this summer.
The more centralized water treatment plant will provide more efficient water production and softer water for the city of Robbinsdale and North Memorial Health Hospital. The facility has several components that are considered environmentally friendly.
At its Jan. 18 meeting, the council approved $845,000 in additional costs due to a few factors that includes an extended construction timeline and a control system for the plant. Watch the discussion here. The new system will be considerably more complicated than the one currently in place.
“It’s like driving a Studebaker and flying a 747 in comparison,” said council member George Selman. “It’s very complicated and there’s lots of switches and dials. I don’t know if there’s much the city does that’s more important to public health and public safety than getting this right, right from the beginning.”
Selman visited Eden Prairie’s water treatment plant, which is larger but operates in a similar way.
A completion date has been set for this summer. The cost of a water treatment plant is above $33-million, which includes the additional $845,000.