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AWWU Erosion Protection Project At Pt. Woronzof

Post Date:05/31/2018 8:58 am

Asplund Beach Tower

AWWU is addressing beach erosion and bluff recession affecting its beach tower, which is part of the Utility’s Asplund Wastewater Treatment Facility (AWWTF) at Point Woronzof in West Anchorage.

The beach tower is an important part of Anchorage’s effluent treatment and discharge process. Constructed in 1971, it is a critical piece of infrastructure in the wastewater treatment process. The natural erosion from tides and waves has caused the Point Woronzof bluff to erode over time, and now the beach tower is at risk. The beach tower requires additional protection from the eroding bluff to ensure Anchorage’s wastewater treatment system continues to function properly.

The Utility is working with project manager HDR Inc. and construction contractor Scarsella Brothers Inc. to protect the tower from further beach erosion by using large rocks. Rocks will be placed around the base of the tower for stability and to provide protection from tidal action. The rock protection will extend to the toe of the bluff and designed to last for 30 years.

For more information: Erosion Protection at the Point Woronzof Asplund Beach Tower