Press Release: 05.20.2015

Chandler Airport Water Reclamation Facility Named Water Reuse Project of the Year

The Chandler Airport Water Reclamation Facility expansion project, led by McCarthy, was recently named the Water Reuse Project of the Year by the Arizona Water Association.

The $105 million dollar expansion project, located at 905 E. Queen Creek Road in Chandler, Ariz., underwent a 7 million gallons per day (MGD) expansion that allows the Chandler Airport Water Reclamation Facility to treat up to 22 MGD. The project was completed on schedule and under budget.

Throughout the construction process, all elements of the plant remained operational and capable of producing A+ reclaimed water. The project included expanding the headworks facility, installing new aeration basins, new clarifiers, expansion of the filtration and flocculation facilities, as well as a new finished water reservoir.

“The city of Chandler has one of the most robust reclaimed water systems in the state,” said Frank Scopetti, business unit leader for McCarthy’s Infrastructure Group. “This dynamic project team, which included the city of Chandler and Wilson Engineers, executed an exceptional expansion that was recognized for achieving the highest standards for safety and for developing innovative solutions to challenges throughout the design and construction process.”

“The team of McCarthy Building Companies, Wilson Engineers and the City of Chandler worked together seamlessly to accomplish a large, complex project on a very compressed schedule,” said Wastewater Facility Superintendent John Pinkston. “This project benefited greatly from McCarthy’s experience and expertise and was critical to the success of a project serving important customers along our developing Price Road Corridor.”

About the Arizona Water Association
AZ Water is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization founded in 1928 with a membership of 2,200 water/wastewater professionals dedicated to preserving and enhancing Arizona’s water environment. Although AZ Water is an independent organization, it also serves as the Arizona section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Arizona member association of the Water Environment Federation (WEF). More information is available at

About McCarthy Building Companies
McCarthy is the nation’s 9th largest domestic general contractor (Engineering News-Record, May 2014) and has a diverse roster of heavy/civil projects across the country. The Infrastructure Group offers general contracting, construction management, program management and design/build services for wastewater and water treatment projects in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas. The team also covers construction projects in the mining, solar, nuclear and fossil fuels industries. The McCarthy Southwest Division is based in Phoenix. McCarthy also has offices in Newport Beach, San Diego, Sacramento, San Francisco and San Jose Calif.; Las Vegas; Albuquerque; Dallas and Houston; St. Louis, Kansas City, Collinsville, Ill., and Atlanta. McCarthy is 100 percent employee-owned. More information about the company is available at

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