May 28, 2019
Guided public tours of the Peirce Island Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) construction site will be conducted on Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. City staff, along with others involved in the construction of the Peirce Island WWTF upgrade project, will be guiding interested parties through the construction site to provide an opportunity to observe the status of the ongoing construction.
This is the third public tour of since the construction of the WWTF, the largest project the City has ever undertaken, began in the fall of 2016. This new Facility will begin operating by December of this year, and will be fully complete by the end of next summer; therefore, participants of the tour can anticipate to see significant progress made on the upgraded site.
Each tour will last approximately an hour and will include a shuttle van to bring groups to the construction area from the construction access gate on Peirce Island. Visitors should gather at the construction access gate on Peirce Island beginning at 5 p.m. Due to the construction site conditions, access does not comply with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements, and rest rooms are not available. If your mobility is limited and you will need assistance on the tour, please contact Chris Berger at 603-766- 1446 or firstname.lastname@example.org at least 48 hours in advance of the tour date so that accommodations can be made. Participants will be required to follow the prescribed tour route.
Since this is an active construction site, attendees must:
- be adults only;
- wear long pants; and
- wear sturdy walking shoes or boots that are closed toe (open-toe shoes will NOT be permitted on the tour).
It is important to dress appropriately for outdoor conditions as there is some walking outdoors on rough, uneven and unpaved areas. At several locations throughout the construction site, tour guides will offer insight into the ongoing work and field questions. There will also be an opportunity for submittal of written questions for subsequent response as time for questions on the tours will be limited. Space for the tours is also limited, and tours will be conducted on a first–come, first-serve basis.
Questions concerning the planned tour can be directed to Terry Desmarais, City Engineer, at 766- 1421 or email@example.com. There is no rain date for this event. For more information, please visit http://cityofportsmouth.com/publicworks/wastewater/peirce-island-wastewater-facility/peirce-island-wastewater-facility-upgrade-project.