The Crawford plant was more than 60 years old prior to the construction of a new plant in 2014. The new plan consists of a package flow through activated sludge system, a UV disinfection system, a spiral screen at the headworks, and a new lift station. The bio-solids from the plant are applied to a constructed wetlands reed bed system where the sludge serves as water and nutrients for natural reeds. This greatly reduces the maintenance and operational costs for the City, and is an effective and eco-friendly way of disposing of the bio-solids. The project was completed within the City’s budget at $2.7 Million.