New Bern Water Treatment Plant

Project Type: New Pressure-Filtration Water Treatment Plant

Location: New Bern, NC; Craven County
Owner: City of New Bern; Jordan B. Hughes (252) 639-7526; Email:

Engineer: Rivers & Associates, Inc., Blaine Humphrey, PE (252) 752-4135
Contract Value: $20.4 million

Contract Duration: 30 months

Description: Scope of work included construction of a new 5.5 million gallon per day Pressure Filter type 18,100 square foot Water Treatment Facility with 2 million gallon prestressed concrete clearwell, three lined Backwash Waste Lagoons, transmission pumps and an extensive chemical feed system. Project site covered approximately 40 acres. Project also included piping and site work for 14 offsite Deep Wells as well as various piping modifications at the existing Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants.