Agua Nueva Water Reclamation Facility

Agua Nueva Water Reclamation Facility

2014 | National Award — Merit | Water / Wastewater

Committed to quality service, environmental stewardship and renewable resources, the Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department embarked on the largest capital program in its history, which included the $172 million Agua Nueva Water Reclamation Facility. As a single-entity DBO firm, CH2M HILL had 100 percent responsibility and accountability for delivery, from preliminary design, permitting and construction, through acceptance testing and operations and maintenance for 15+5 years. The 32-million-gallon-per-day facility now produces A+ quality effluent and features state-of-the-art odor control technology. Key challenges were meeting stringent contractual/permit effluent requirements and compliance schedules, coordinating shutdown of the old facility with Agua Nueva startup, maintaining strong coordination with other projects and optimizing capital and lifecycle costs.

Design-Build Team

Owner: Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department
Design-Builder, General Contractor, Construction Manager, Superintendent, Engineer, Estimator, BIM Specialist/Construction, BIM Specialist/Design: CH2M HILL
Architects: CH2M HILL, Swaback Partners
Specialty Contractors: Archer Western Contractors, McDade Woodcock, Inc.
Specialty Consultant: Structural Grace