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Agua Nueva Water Reclamation Facility

Agua Nueva Water Reclamation Facility

Excellence in Process Award
Water/Wastewater, National Award of Excellence,
National Award of Merit

Tucson, Ariz.

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 includes 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 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.

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