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May 23, 2012

Water reclamation facility expansion to be discussed at meeting

The City will be expanding the wastewater treatment capacity of its Airport Water Reclamation Facility (AWRF) and is holding a public information meeting to explain the pending construction.
The meeting will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 31 at the AWRF, 905 E. Queen Creek Road.
The facility was designed to accommodate future expansion and all construction will occur within the existing 100-acre campus. The facility has been expanded three times over the years and was last expanded in 2009.
This latest expansion will increase treatment capacity to meet increasing demands resulting from growth and will enable the facility to treat and recycle 22 million gallons of wastewater per day (from the current 15 million gallons per day).
McCarthy Building Companies will perform the work and construction will add additional filters, basins and treatment processes similar to those currently in use at the facility. Work will begin in June 2012 and conclude in mid-2014. Last year, the AWRF treated and reclaimed over four billion gallons of wastewater for reuse or recharge into the ground.
The Arizona Water and Pollution Control Association recognized the facility as the “Wastewater Treatment Facility of the Year” in 2005 and the previous expansion, also performed by McCarthy, was named Project of the Year by the American Public Works Association and the Arizona Water Association.
For more information, call 480-782-2225.