South Haven Water Treatment Plant

FTCH updated the reliability study for the City of South Haven’s water treatment plant and developed an extensive master plan to evaluate short- and long-term solutions addressing a capacity shortfall. As a result, the City elected to construct new facilities adjacent to the existing plant and retained FTCH to provide full-service design and construction management services. The integrated services approach afforded single-source delivery for all project aspects.

The new 7-MGD conventional surface water treatment plant includes flocculation, sedimentation with inclined plate settlers, and dual-media filters, as well as a new raw water pumping station, all new SCADA system, and new switchgear and generator building.

FTCH developed a Building Information Model (BIM) of the facility, which was used during the construction phase. The 3-D computerized facility model was often used by our construction team to quickly gain an understanding of some of the more complex aspects of the construction.

The final project phase was demolition of the previous plant.


2013 Engineering Excellence Honorable Award - American Council of Engineering Companies/MI

2012 Project of the Year Award - American Public Works Association/MI Chapter

2012 Project of the Year Award - American Public Works Association/Southwest MI Chapter