Dublin Road Water Plant Laboratory Upgrades

CIP No. 690523-100000

This project is located at the Dublin Road Water Plant (DRWP). The DRWP Laboratory was constructed in the mid-1970s. The DRWP treatment system has undergone significant changes since commissioning of the current laboratory space, with the number and complexity of the water quality analyses performed also increasing substantially. 

Upgrades to the lab are necessary to improve work flow/efficiency, address ergonomic needs, better accommodate current equipment, meet data management needs, meet codes and prepare the facility for future (yet unknown) analytical testing requirements. The purpose of this project is to renovate the DRWP laboratory to meet current and anticipated needs while also meeting current laboratory design standards.

Construction is slated to start in mid-2023 and is expected to be completed by the end of 2024.

This project is not expected to have any adverse environmental impacts since the construction will occur within the existing DRWP Laboratory footprint. The design will include provisions to address environmental issues consistent with the City’s Environmental Management System (EMS) and local, state and federal requirements.  

The Division of Water (DOW) plans to fund this project with a below market-rate loan through the Ohio EPA’s Water Supply Revolving Loan Account (WSLRA) Program. Prior to granting this loan, the Ohio EPA required a detailed submittal from the DOW to determine the project’s eligibility for the program.

The Ohio EPA has completed a Limited Environmental Review (LER) for this project. View the LER and the FONSI letter(PDF, 611KB) of "Notice of Issuance of a Limited Environmental Review and Finding of No Significant Impact” 

If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact the City Project Manager, Erik Schuller, P.E., in the Technical Support Section of the DOW, at 614-645-7100 and erschuller@columbus.gov.