The Chandler Airport Water Reclamation Facility expansion project, led by McCarthy Building Companies, was recently named the 2015 Water Reuse Project of the Year by the Arizona Water Association.

The $105 million dollar expansion project, located at 905 E. Queen Creek Road in Chandler, Ariz., underwent a 7 million gallons per day (MGD) expansion that allows the Chandler Airport Water Reclamation Facility to treat up to 22 MGD. The project was completed in September 2014 on schedule and under budget.

Throughout the construction process, all elements of the plant remained operational and capable of producing A+ reclaimed water. The project included expanding the headworks facility, installing new aeration basins, new clarifiers, expansion of the filtration and flocculation facilities, as well as a new finished water reservoir.

“The City of Chandler has one of the most robust reclaimed water systems in the state,” said Frank Scopetti, Business Unit Leader for McCarthy’s Infrastructure Group. “This dynamic project team, which included the City of Chandler and Wilson Engineers, executed an exceptional expansion that was recognized for achieving the highest standards for safety and for developing innovative solutions to challenges throughout the design and construction process.”

“The team of McCarthy Building Companies, Wilson Engineers and the City of Chandler worked together seamlessly to accomplish a large, complex project on a very compressed schedule,” said John Pinkston, Wastewater Facility Superintendent for the City of Chandler. “This project benefited greatly from McCarthy’s experience and expertise and was critical to the success of a project serving important customers along our developing Price Road Corridor.”