J. Cumby Construction Lands $30M Water Plant Project

COOKEVILLE – Local builder J. Cumby Construction has established a strong track record for developing water and wastewater plants throughout the Upper Cumberland and across the state.

Now the Cookeville-based contractor has secured a project in Little Rock that is not only the company’s first in Arkansas, but also its largest project to date.

J. Cumby Construction was chosen to build a $29.3 million addition to Adams Field Wastewater Treatment Plant, which has been in operation since 1961 and was Little Rock’s first wastewater treatment facility. Today, the facility serves approximately 70 percent of the City of Little Rock.

“This marks a significant milestone in our company’s fairly short history,” said Justin Cumby, president of J. Cumby Construction. “It’s scheduled to be completed in about 26 months, so it’s a significant commitment from both parties. I’m excited for our team to show exactly why we are the perfect fit for this kind of project.”

J. Cumby Construction will build several new components of the facility, including:

  • a UV disinfection/disk filter building
  • an effluent pump station
  • a return activated sludge pumping system
  • a non-potable water pump station
  • an electrical building

The project also consists of numerous equipment change outs (blowers, clarifiers, disinfecting building equipment, electrical and fiber, and instrumentation) in several existing structures.

Additionally, all associated yard piping will be replaced, along with drainage improvements, site lighting and roadway improvements to upgrade the facility.

Some of the water and wastewater projects in the Upper Cumberland that J. Cumby Construction has built include Cookeville, Livingston and Sparta, while state projects include Chattanooga, Kingsport, Waverly, Rockwood and Gallatin.

For more information about J. Cumby Construction, call (931) 526-5158 or visit www.jcumbyconstruction.com.

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