Water Treatment Plant Project
The water treatment plant and piping project was completed in November 2007. The plant is exceeding expectations.
Visitors to the WTP are welcome, contact Public Works at 785 726 4741 to schedule!
Walters-Morgan Construction Company received statewide recognition for their work on the City of Ellis Water Treatment Plant recently the Kansas Contractors Association announced the award KCA/Environmental Utilities Division Recognition of Excellence in Public Works during the annual convention of its members January 24 and 25 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kansas City, Mo. Contractors, suppliers, service providers and government officials with an interest in the heavy, highway and utility construction industry gathered from across the state to conduct business and recognize the significant achievements in infrastructure development.
year, contractors that have demonstrated
their work in Kansas are nominated to win awards from the member
Criteria for the award include completing the project on time and
within the budget with a
project that has a significant impact on the community. Other
conditions for winning include completing the project with a safety
record that falls within the national average and is without claims or
are pleased to be recognized for the Ellis project,”
commented Scott Mueller,
company president. The hard working individuals who contributed to the
successful completion of this water treatment plant have made a lasting
impact on the heath and
well-being of this community. While we take pride in the work we do
every day, it is always nice to have the approval of our business
The American Public Works Association selected the City of Ellis to receive the Kansas Chapter APWA 2008 Public Works Project of the Year Award for Water System Improvements-Environment category of less than $5 million. The award was presented to the City of Ellis, Wilson & Company, Engineers & Walters Morgan-Morgan Construction Inc,, General Contractor on May 14th, at the as part of the APWA Conference Awards banquet held at the Hyatt Regency in Wichita. Present to accept the award were Mayor Dave McDaniel, Water Plant Operator Matt Windholz, and City Clerk Mary Jo Walz, Brian Spano of Wilson & Company; Jim Perkins and Nathan Galle of Walters & Morgan Construction.
Prior to the completion of the new water treatment facility, the City of Ellis’water supply came from eight wells that delivered a wide range of water quality and had high iron and manganese concentrations. The City needed a state of the art water treatment facility to supply good quality water to the city. The City opted to pursue a fast track design build approach for its project delivery system. This would ensure quick delivery of an operating treatment facility that would economically incorporate all the desired aspects. Ellis had never before utilized the design build process as a project delivery system. The City hired Wilson & Company, Inc., Engineers & Architects, as the design engineer and Layne Christensen as the treatment equipment supplier. To select a contractor, the City used a competitive selection process, requesting proposals and presentations from contractors. Walters-Morgan presented a Guaranteed Maximum Price approach and was awarded the construction contract. The project consisted of adding two new collection wells, connecting those two wells and the six existing wells to a new 22,000 linear foot collection system, the addition of 6,000 linear feet to the distribution lines, and construction of a 1.5 MGD treatment plant. The treatment plant consisted of a 55’x 33’ below-grade concrete clear well and an 80’x80’metal building constructed on spread footings and stem walls.