The largest construction contract ever in New York required a solution for soil retention at a water filtration plant
As the largest single construction contract in New York City history, the $2.5 billion Croton Water Filtration Plant project began in 1989 and will be the newest addition to the New York City water system, which first began service in 1842. Now complete, the Croton plant has the capacity to treat 1.2 million cu meters of water per day.
The project was conceived as the plan of action for New York City to meet the requirements of the New York State Sanitary Code and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Surface Water Treatment Rule, a National Primary Drinking Water Regulation included in the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974.
Maccaferri Inc. became part of the project when our gabions were selected as an aesthetically pleasing solution to retain soil fill along the periphery of the treatment plant.
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