Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities (SLCDPU) New Water Reclamation Facility
Features & Highlights
- Pursuing Envision Platinum and LEED Gold certification for the Administration building
- The project's goal is to use at least 25 percent (by weight) recycled materials.
Sundt is currently working on the new Water Reclamation Facility for Salt Lake City’s Department of Public Utilities. Located in northern Salt Lake City, this critical facility will serve more than 200,000 customers over a 110-square-mile service area when it is complete in 2024. The $528 million facility is one of the largest public works projects ever undertaken by Salt Lake City.
In addition to meeting all current building and seismic codes, the new treatment plant includes the addition of a biological nutrient removal (BNR) process designed to reduce phosphorus in the wastewater to comply with current and anticipated future regulations in a sustainable and efficient manner. This facility is vital to the growing Salt Lake City community and will provide reliable and cost-effective treatment solutions for decades to come.
The state-of-the-art facility will replace the current 55-year-old plant that treats 33 million gallons per day of wastewater and is the City’s only wastewater treatment plant. It was vital that the aging facilities be replaced to continue providing the citizens and businesses in Salt Lake City reliable service for decades to come. The project includes the construction of new facilities, as well as the decommissioning and removal of some existing elements.
Both the previous experience of Sundt with sustainable construction and the Envision and LEED programs, as well as the green culture Sundt embraces as a company have already helped to streamline the process of meeting the city’s sustainability goals and expectations on this sizable project.
– Michelle Barry, Design Project Manager, Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities