Goodyear Water Treatment Facility

Goodyear, AZ

Goodyear Water Treatment Facility

2022 | National Award — Merit | Water / Wastewater

Photo Credit: Jacobs

To reduce its reliance on groundwater and provide a renewable surface water supply to support future development and economic growth, the City of Goodyear embarked upon its largest ever infrastructure project, the $128.9 million Goodyear Water Treatment Facility (WTF). The project connected the City of Goodyear to its Central Arizona Project (CAP) surface water allocation through the Salt River Project (SRP) canal system. The pipeline and water treatment facility brought Goodyear surface water for the first time, providing the city and surrounding communities a secure, resilient and renewable water future.

The project consisted of new 8-MGD water treatment facility featuring sand-ballasted clarification, ozonation and deep-bed filtration; new raw water pump station to access SRP canal water; 6 miles of 24-inch raw water transmission pipeline; and 2 miles of 24-inch finished water transmission pipeline

The integrated designer-build-operator and the city worked closely to fast-track design development and permitting to expedite construction using a progressive design-build-operate approach. Following more than two years of construction, the Goodyear WTF was substantially complete on 12/10/21 and delivering water on 12/14/21.

Community Benefits from Progressive Design-Build Project

As the first drinking water treatment facility to draw from the SRP Grand Canal, the Goodyear WTF established a precedent for treatment and conveyance in the Phoenix West Valley. Introducing surface water into the city’s distribution system reduced their reliance on groundwater, while expanding its overall water portfolio via their allotment of CAP surface water.

This project established a resilient water treatment system to support one of the fastest growing communities in the country. The city used a progressive design-build-operate procurement and selected Jacobs as its delivery partner. This ensured the city would have full participation in all aspects of project delivery to guarantee that financial and schedule goals were achieved.

The use of PDB delivery set the stage for several innovations which will provide long-term benefits for the community. There were numerous opportunities to add value by working closely with local landowners and regulatory agencies to make project decisions. The team adopted a “design to budget” philosophy to stretch the city’s dollar and provide only what was necessary.

Design-Build Team

Client/Owner: City of Goodyear, AZ
Design-Build Firm: Jacobs
General Contractor: Jacobs
Engineer: Jacobs
Specialty Contractors: Archer Western, Hunter Contracting, Ludvik Electric
Owner Advisor: Stantec
Construction Duration: 28 Months
Project Cost: $126 Million