WPCF Flood Resilience Improvements Update

Construction at the City of Gloucester’s Water Pollution Control Facility has been proceeding smoothly over the past four months!

The City, in part with funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, is improving the resilience of the WPCF for future coastal storms and sea level rise. The City’s general contractor, Methuen Construction, has installed the earthen berm along the western side of the site. Concrete work for the flood wall along Essex Avenue is proceeding and the steel sheet-pile wall along eastern side of the site will be completed soon.

Construction is anticipated to be complete later this fall and include installation of four self-deploying flood gates for vehicle and personnel access points to the WPCF.