Newport Water Treatment Plant

Slayden was selected as the CM/GC Contractor for reconstruction of the Newport Water Treatment Facility. Slayden provided preconstruction services assisting the owner and engineer with value engineering and constructability recommendations as the project progressed from 25% design to the 100% design. The project includes construction of a new Pall Membrane Filtration Process capable of producing 6 MGD and expandable to 10 MGD. The new facility also includes a new Granular Activated Carbon Contractor System, a new Pressure Flocculation System, a new Glass Fused Steel Clearwell and reconstruction of the existing Raw Water Intake in Big Creek Reservoir.

These new improvements will be constructed on the same site as the existing operating Water Treatment Plant while keeping the existing plant in operation. The existing plant was constructed in 1954 and barely meets current demand. The size of the existing plant property will pose many challenges throughout construction of the new process facilities and process piping.

During the preconstruction phase unforeseen conditions were discovered. The geotechnical study determined that extensive ground improvements would be required before construction of the new structures. Investigations of existing facilities uncovered that the existing Raw Water pipeline and existing Raw Water Intake Structure would not be adequate for the new facility. These conditions presented serious budget challenges for the project. Under an early work amendment Slayden Construction completed the ground improvements and a new retaining wall while assisting the City with the value engineering required so that the project could move forward with the funding available.

Total Project Value: $11,169,589.79

Slayden Construction Role: CM/CG

Owner: City of Newport

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"We have been impressed with their management skills, starting with preconstruction where they performed value engineering that reduced costs, lead procurement with detailed bid packages that brought our project qualified subcontractors and manufacturers and produced a schedule that would get our project completed on time. Slayden has continued this into the construction phase by managing the work to stay on schedule."

Randy Rosane, P.E., Project Manager with Water Environmental Services

Positive and Goal-Driven

"Slayden’s positive approach and eagerness to achieve the project goals was a tremendous benefit and a driving force to the project and its success. Slayden achieved all minority, woman, and emerging small business subcontracting goals and also met the 20% Workforce Training and Hiring Program’s apprenticeship requirements. They also held their subcontractors to these same goals and requirements."

Michelle Lostra, P.E., City of Portland, Water Bureau

Strong Communication and Community Outreach

"I feel confident in recommending Slayden for their approach to neighborhood outreach and desire to work with our community outreach and communications team to help keep neighbors informed, resolve issues and mitigate issues."

Katy Fulton, Lake Oswego – Tigard Water Partnership

Efficient and Safe

"I enjoyed their management style, which was efficient while paying attention to cost. This was done without sacrificing safety. I would welcome the chance to work with them in the future."

Daniel G Shepard, Manager, Grants Pass Irrigation District

Positive Relationship Builders

"Slayden has met all conditions of approval and does a great job of keeping the neighborhood informed. Slayden works diligently to accommodate the neighboring citizens. In several cases, Slayden has gone above and beyond the conditions of approval in an effort to solve citizen’s issues. This has led to the development of relationships between the project team and the neighborhood, which have contributed to the project in a positive manner."

Thomas Lebo, Construction Manager, Brown and Caldwell

Respectful, Courteous, and Safe

"Slayden Construction is true to their word, without a doubt I would hire them for future projects. All of the employees that worked at the plant were respectful, courteous, and preformed the duties at hand in a safe manner. I can’t say enough good things about Slayden, as you can see in this evaluation. Surround yourself with good people and it makes you look good. And it doesn’t get any better than Slayden Construction."

William Schmittle, City of Hermiston