Common goals of water resource professionals include increasing efficiencies in engineering processes while
minimizing environmental consequences, preserving public capital investment, and enhancing the level of service
of costly but necessary water infrastructure. This category features projects that demonstrate the innovative use of
technology to plan, design, manage, model, and construct water and wastewater treatment plants.
Ak-Chin Indian Community Water Reclamation Facility
Maricopa, Arizona, United States
The Ak-Chin Indian Community located near Maricopa, Ariz., initiated this
$31 million capital improvements project to provide advanced water and
wastewater system capacity for future development in the community,
including a planned commercial center. The project consists of a new water
reclamation facility that includes a membrane bioreactor and UV disinfection
process, a new drinking water treatment facility, and miles of water,
wastewater, and reclaimed water pipelines.
Carollo Engineers used MicroStation, Project Wise, S TAAD.Pro, Bentley
Structural, Bentley Architecture, PlantSpace, TriForma, and InRoads to
accelerate both the design schedule and the necessary time for community
design reviews. MicroStation’s 3D design helped the design team identify
potential conflicts between different design disciplines, and Project Wise
enabled the team to collaborate on design documents from multiple offices
across the country.