For the past 42 years, the Frank L. Ward Water Treatment Plant has served the City of High Point as the sole water treatment facility for the city. Other than a plant expansion in 1998 that increased the plant capacity from 12 million gallons per day (MGD) to 24 million gallons per day, the original electrical and HVAC systems have been in place since 1979. This project is replacing equipment that is nearing the end of its useful life, as well as upgrading equipment to be more reliable and efficient.
Construction start date: November 12, 2018
Construction completion: October 12, 2021
Location: 121 N. Pendleton Street, High Point, NC 27260
Impact: No health impact to customers, may include starting and stopping pumps at the plant which may impact water quality parameters such as turbidity and color of water
Upgrades of the project include: Updating power supply from 2300V to 4160V; new electrical building to house switch gear and adjustable frequency drives; upgrade 480V cables and feeders to current MCC; new 12 MGD high service pump; new 12MGD transfer pump; replace existing pump starters; install duct bank in yard; demo existing chiller and replace with a single large heat pump; replace existing dehumidifiers; supply exhaust fans and new duct system for the administration building