H2GO Breaks Ground on RO Plant
“All of the customers of H2GO in Brunswick County are the winners. They are the ultimate winners. Because they will be getting, in 14 to 15 months, clean, industrial, contaminate-free water,” says H2GO Commissioner Steve Hosmer at Wednesdays ground breaking for the H2GO RO Plant in Belville.
On September 1, the Local Government Commission (LGC) approved Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO’s bond financing request for the much-anticipated aquifer-sourced Reverse Osmosis (RO) Water Treatment Plant. H2GO has accepted a $42 million, 20-year bond financing proposal from First Bank at an interest rate of 2.65%.
With the LGC’s approval, H2GO’s Board of Commissioners awarded three bid contracts to restart construction on the water supply and RO Plant. Raleigh-based Carolina Civil Works was awarded the contract for construction of raw water and finished water mains. Southport-based Carmichael Construction Company was awarded the contract to install lines and a river diffuser for the concentrate discharge to the Brunswick River. The final contract was awarded to Columbia, South Carolina-based M.B. Khan Construction Company for the construction of the RO Plant. Leland based Skipper’s Well Drilling will also resume their well construction contract that was suspended in 2017, and Venice, Florida-based Harn RO will resume their RO Equipment procurement contract.
Construction is expected to resume this month. H2GO expects clean, contaminate free water to be delivered to all customers by the end of 2021. With the completion and operation of the new water supply and RO plant project, current water rates will remain unchanged..
Those interested in progress can keep up with it here: https://www.h2goonline.com/RO_Progress