Construction Of Pierre Drinking Water Treatment Plant Two Months Ahead Of Schedule

Construction Of Pierre Drinking Water Treatment Plant Two Months Ahead Of Schedule

PIERRE — Pierre media members got an up-close look at progress on the City of Pierre’s 37-million dollar drinking water plant currently under construction in Steamboat Park. The plant will sit just off the Missouri River and draw river water to replace the city’s manganese-infused well water…

Darin Pfingsten is owner of prime contractor P-K-G Contracting, based in Fargo. The company specializes in water and wastewater treatment facility construction. Construction on plant began in September and only two lower level wall pours of concrete remain. Crews are currently preparing to pour concrete for the main operations level…

Sub-contractors will then lay electrical and plumbing infrastructure in the re-bar to be sealed by concrete. The plant is being built in two parts with the main plant south of Highway 14-83-34 and the intake station north of the highway. An 800 foot long intake tube will be sunk in the river next week to bring water to a 35 feet deep caisson with a T-shaped fitting to bring water in and keep zebra mussels out…

Pre-cast walls for buildings at the plant will be trucked to Pierre from Sioux Falls. Pfingsten says the nice fall and winter weather has put the project approximately two month ahead of schedule. Work on the north side of the highway should finish before construction work begins on a new Missouri River crossing for vehicle traffic. The plant should be finished in October of 2022.