PCL Construction/Sundt Awarded Pre-Construction Contracts on Two Water Treatment Projects

The two projects of more than $500 million will expand El Paso’s access to potable water.

El Paso, Texas (March 21, 2023) The PCL Construction/Sundt joint-venture team was recently awarded two pre-construction projects with El Paso Water. Pre-construction activities will prepare for upgrades and an expansion on the Roberto R. Bustamante Wastewater Treatment Plant (RRBWWTP), originally built in 1991, and the construction of a new Advanced Water Purification Facility (AWPF) on the effluent side of the Bustamante WWTP. Both projects will expand the city’s access to potable water, improving the quality of life for thousands of residents and meeting the city’s growing East Side demand.

“We are grateful to El Paso Water for continuing their trust in us to help them solve El Paso’s water challenges by improving their existing plant and constructing a new state-of-the-art direct potable reuse facility,” said Brad Tackett, Business Development Manager, Sundt Industrial Group. “We look forward to continuing our great relationship with El Paso water and supporting them in their future endeavors.”

“We are passionate about the critical role water and wastewater infrastructure plays in healthy, thriving communities,” said Mike McKinney, PCL Senior Vice President, Civil. “The team is thrilled to bring our solution-focused approach to the expansion of the RRBWWTP and the new forward-looking AWPF – both critical to the expanding El Paso community.”

The $400 million project will optimize the facilities at the Roberto R. Bustamante Wastewater Treatment Plant, expand overall treatment capacity from 39 MGD to 51.4 MGD, and extend the plant’s life span by 30 years. The $150 million AWPF will be a 10 MGD direct potable water reuse facility. It will purify the effluent water received from RRBWWTP, and the treated water will be sent directly to the potable water distribution system. The new system will produce an additional 10 million gallons of fresh drinking water, helping El Paso Water meet the demands of a growing population and help mitigate the water shortage that many cities across the nation face.

Sundt has been working in El Paso since the 1970s, successfully partnering with various local organizations and businesses. Sundt’s current projects include the I-10 widening from State Line to Mesa Street, the UTEP Advanced Manufacturing and Aerospace Center, and the Mexican American Cultural Center.

About Sundt

Sundt Construction, Inc. (www.sundt.com) is one of the country’s largest and most respected general contractors. The 133-year-old firm specializes in transportation, industrial, building, concrete, and renewable power work and is owned entirely by its approximately 2,000-plus employees. Sundt is distinguished by its diverse capabilities and experience, unique employee-ownership culture, and depth of self-perform expertise in nine major trades. Much of Sundt’s workforce is comprised of skilled craft professionals who, together with the company’s administrative employees, enable Sundt to fulfill its mission to be the most skilled builder in America. Sundt has 12 offices throughout California, Arizona, North Carolina, Texas, and Utah and is currently ranked the country’s 61st largest construction company by ENR, the industry’s principal trade magazine.

About PCL Construction
PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and Australia. These diverse operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and building markets are supported by a strategic presence in more than 30 major centers. Together, these companies have an annual construction volume of more than $6 billion USD, making PCL one of the largest contracting organizations in North America. Watch us build at www.pcl.com.