Clean Water
Facility Project

Construction Updates

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08/16/2018 – Getting Connected

Connecting wires in the electrical building(#9)

Over the past several months our construction crews have been working to install electrical wires around the Clean Water Facility site to connect the facility to our Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition, or SCADA system, housed in the administration building (#11 on the map above). The SCADA system is connected to the day-to-day operations of the facility by 3,000 individual points, which monitor facility equipment. If a problem occurs at any of these points, the SCADA system will notify our staff immediately, so they can respond to the problem. Overall, the SCADA system makes our Clean Water Facility efficient, safer, and more reliable.

Fun fact of the week

Did you know that the outside coating of electrical wires is color coded? In the United States, green coating means the wire is connected to the ground, white coating means it’s connected to a circuit or electrical panel, and black, blue, red, brown, yellow, and orange all mean the wire is carrying a high-voltage electrical current. The next time you’re looking at wires, pay attention to the colors! Please also treat all electrical wires as dangerous.

Anticipated work August 17 – August 22:

Clean Water Facility work

  • Paneling installation continues at the secondary treatment building (#3).
  • Biosolid dryer installation continues in the solids building (#5).
  • Installation of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems continues in the administration building (#11).
  • Signage installation begins at the administration building (#11).
  • Work will occur on Saturday, August 18, during normal working hours.

Windjammer Park Improvements work

  • On-site pipe installation continues throughout the park.
  • On-site paving work continues throughout the park.
  • Utility installation begins for the west kitchen.

Work on the facility is generally contained to the fence work area, with deliveries to and from the site. Throughout construction, you can expect:

  • Heavy equipment, noise, activity, and truck traffic around the project site
  • Equipment and materials staging
  • Increased noise and vibration during demolition activities, stone column installation, concrete pours, and excavation
  • Work hours typically 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. on weekdays
  • If weekend work is necessary, the community will be informed via weekly construction update emails – join the list at treatmentplant@oakharbor.org
  • Advance notice of construction activities via email, web bulletins, and project fliers
  • One-on-one problem solving with residents, park users, and community members directly impacted by construction activities

For park and parking access, you can expect:

  • Restricted surface lot parking; look for signs and markings
  • Staysail RV park is closed; for more information visit the City’s website or call the Parks and Recreation Department (360-279-4756)

For more information and what to expect during construction: