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Featured Project: Jordan Basin Water Reclamation Facility

Client: South Valley Sewer District

Bowen Collins & Associates completed Preliminary Planning, Design and Construction Management for the new Jordan Basin Water Reclamation Facility, owned and operated by the South Valley Sewer District. Planning for the new facility began in 2002. During the planning stages Bowen Collins & Associated assisted the client in the evaluation and permitting process for several sites, and ultimately obtaining regulatory, local and public approval for a 15.0 MGD Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) facility, expandable to 30 MGD, on the banks of the Jordan River in Riverton, Utah. The facility design included an Influent Pump Station, Headworks Building, Process Basins and MBR Buildings, UV Disinfection Building and Solids Dewatering Building. In addition, an Administration Building and Maintenance Building were included with designs that qualified for LEED certification as “Certified” structures. Design services included the 50 MGD (peak) South Jordan Pump Station and associated 3-mile long, 42” diameter dual force main along the Jordan River to bring additional influent flows to the facility. A joint venture of PCL and Alder Construction began construction on the new facility in August 2009 and began start-up procedures in August 2011 with substantial completion following in April 2012. During construction, Bowen Collins & Associates provided on-site, full-time construction management services help ensure that South Valley Sewer District received a quality facility.

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Quick Project Facts:

  • ACEC – Utah Grand Conceptor Award of the Year 2013
  • At 15.0 MGD the new JBWRF is one of largest MBR facilities in the Country
  • Bowen Collins & Associates has been involved from site selection, pre-design, final design and is currently serving as the construction manager during construction
  • JBWRF bid was $91 million, $10 million below Engineer’s estimate
  • Final design documents for bidding consisted of over 1,000 design sheets and four volumes of detailed specifications
  • Major equipment items were pre-purchased by the District
  • New Administration and Maintenance Buildings will be registered with the US Green Building Council as LEED Certified, or better
  • Environmental permitting and wetland mitigation