Project Summary

Klingner and Richard’s Electric Motor Company provided emergency design and construction services to return the City of Quincy Wastewater Treatment Facility to operation after a storm flooded the facility and rendered the electrical system inoperable.

As soon as temporary electrical equipment was installed, design of the permanent electrical system replacement was initiated. Klingner expedited the design, completing plans in 25 weeks.

The permanent electrical system modifications raised all critical electrical equipment above the 500-year flood level and provided redundant power sources and multiple back-up generators. Cable trays were used to provide flexible pathways for installation of power and control wiring. This feature allowed for a seamless transition from temporary power to the permanent system and allows for future additions and modifications. Controls were designed to accommodate future installation of an upgraded SCADA system. The project was completed on-schedule with minimal change orders.