Mount Michael Benedictine Abbey & School broke ground today on a new wastewater treatment plant. The facility replaces the current plant originally built on the property when Mount Michael opened in 1957. Construction of the plant is one of the goals of Mount Michael’s Now is the Time campaign, which also includes plans to significantly increase the school’s endowment in addition to building a new classroom facility on the Elkhorn campus. To date, the school has raised over $5.4 million towards its goal of $10 million.
The new wastewater treatment plant represents an essential infrastructure need for Mount Michael, as the old plant was not sufficient in supporting the current facilities and/or new construction on the campus. Mount Michael has hired local companies Meco-Henne Contracting Inc. as the contractor and Olsson Associates as the design firm for the project. The cost of the plant is expected to be $1.2 million.
“This new plant will be a wonderful addition to the overall improvement of the facilities at Mount Michael. We have carefully raised funds and planned for this. We are excited to see the process begin.”