County awards $65 million contract for sewer infrastructure

A resolution passed today at the Montgomery County Board of County Commission meeting, that marks a historic point in time for Environmental Services.

The $65 million contract with Miamisburg-based contractor Ulliman Schutte Construction will kickstart a project that has been in the planning phase for more than three years. This project, known as the Sewer Modernization and Revitalized Treatment (SMART) project, will consolidate treatment operations to our Western Regional Water Reclamation Facility (WRWRF) in West Carrollton and replace critical infrastructure that has reached its end of life.

“We are one of many communities dealing with aging, underground infrastructure across the country,” said Montgomery County Commission President Carolyn Rice. “It is our responsibility to ensure that residents here have strong and reliable systems. This contract is just one step of many in which we have taken to continue serving our residents.”

The contract will add a new pump station, which will move wastewater from our collection system to the WRWRF. Water from our sewers is treated to be safely discharged back into our rivers at this facility.

“This is an enormous project that has presented us with an opportunity to maximize the impact of our spending dollars in our local community,” said Matt Hilliard, Director of Environmental Services. “We have worked with Ulliman Schutte on past projects and are confident in their ability to handle this critical work.”

“We have an excellent team at Environmental Services, who have spent countless hours planning this project,” said Michael Colbert, County Administrator. “We have a responsibility to use tax-payer dollars wisely, and the team has done exactly that. I am thankful for their due diligence on this.”

The project is expected to wrap up in 2024.