Scottdale`s Chaparral Water Treatment Plant Earns Two Awards for Excellence
With related site work still under construction,
Black & Veatch provided site selection, pilot testing, design and construction-related services for the new facility, which uses direct microfiltration for advanced treatment of surface water. The company worked closely with architectural sub-consultant Swaback Partners to ensure that the plant, situated in
According to Scottsdale Water Resources General Manager David Mansfield, the finished water from Chaparral surpasses the city’s water quality goals, including particulate and arsenic removal and odor and taste control.
“The Black & Veatch team exceeded expectations in applying cutting-edge technology to reliably meet our needs, while integrating the plant into a much used city park system,” said Mansfield. “Like a good neighbor, the plant is quiet, produces no pollution and creates no traffic hazards.”
The Chaparral WTP is the first major surface water treatment plant in
The treatment facilities, a buried 5.5-million-gallon finished-water reservoir and pump station encompass only nine acres of a 29-acre site. By comparison, a conventional plant typically requires an area two or three times this size.
The site, located at the intersection of McDonald and Hayden drives, features public art in the form of weathered metal sculptures that resemble sails and nomadic desert dwellings. The sculptures span the two exterior walls of the plant that face the intersection. Special landscape treatments in terraces defined by gabion walls (indigenous rocks in metal baskets) step down from the building perimeters to the street.
The renovation of
Valley Forward is a Phoenix-based organization comprised of members from the various cities in the Phoenix metropolitan area, including mayors, vice mayors and city council members, as well as representatives from the building industry and corporations headquartered in the Phoenix area. This was the organization’s 26th annual Environmental Excellence Awards program, locally known as the Academy Awards of the environmental community. Five coveted Crescordia awards and 22 merit awards were presented.
The ACEC Arizona chapter’s program is in its 26th year and recognizes engineering achievements that demonstrate the highest degree of merit and ingenuity. Grand awards give tribute to