Butler Water Reclamation Facility

  • Client:

    City of Peoria

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Features & Highlights

  • UV disinfection and effluent polishing, influent flow metering
  • Project was completed under budget and all savings were returned to the Owner
  • Project was completed ahead of schedule
Project Overview

This project was the largest membrane bioreactor facility (MBR) in North America when it was commissioned in 2008. Our scope of work included providing preconstruction and construction services for a 10 MGD off-site influent pump station and administration and mechanical buildings.

The team played an important role during the design phase of this project, providing valuable input through constructability reviews, value engineering, construction cost management, and comprehensive schedule management. The significant cost escalation resulting from skyrocketing material costs and labor shortages resulted in a cost estimate that far exceeded the original project budget. In response, the project team created several design alternatives that could be constructed as a single project with minor adjustments to the program budget.

Sundt installed 11.9 miles of piping, including:

  • 7,000 linear feet of 12- to 42-inch gravity sewer lines
  • 15,600 linear feet of 36-inch diameter raw sewage force main
  • 23,000 linear feet of 36-inch reclaimed water transmission lines
  • 17,125 linear feet of 4- to 60-inch underground plant piping
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“Sundt did an exceptional job of completing Peoria’s largest ever capital improvement project. Throughout the entire construction phase, Sundt’s staff remained professional, open and communicated issues in a timely manner to me, as the owner’s representatives.”

Shawn Kruezwiesner, City Engineer, City of Peoria


Awards & Accolades

2009 Project of the Year, Environment >$75M, American Public Works Association, Arizona Chapter winner and National winner

2009 Project of the Year, Reuse Project, AZ Water

2009 Best in Concrete, American Concrete Institute, Arizona Chapter

2009 Project of the Year, Large Category, WateReuse Association