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McIlvaine data shows 1,900 active municipal wastewater treatment projects in the United States and Canada
Municipalities in Canada and the U.S. will construct new sewage treatment plants to supply a growing population. They will also replace and upgrade existing facilities. These projects are tracked biweekly in the McIlvaine North America Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facilities and People.
Even though the U.S. capacity will increase by only the equivalent of twenty, 50 million gal per day (mgd) secondary treatment plants, there are hundreds of projects under way at the 4,000 existing plants with more than 1 mgd of capacity and many more projects underway at the 12,000 smaller plants. This results in more than 1,900 active projects. This includes a number of membrane bioreactor systems, which make small remote plants economically and environmentally attractive.
Canada has a much smaller number of projects in planning and construction. However, there is substantial activity in Western Canada due to the expansion of energy related activities.
Each project is tracked on a biweekly basis. Information includes project size, timing, architect engineer and contacts at the municipality and A/E.