Airport Water Reclamation Facility
Water & Wastewater — Chandler, AZ

Airport Water Reclamation Facility

This McCarthy civil construction project included the expansion of an existing wastewater treatment facility from 10 million gallons per day (MGD) to 22 MGD. Work included a new cast-in-place pre-stage basin, aeration basins, secondary clarifier basins, flocculation basins, solids storage tanks, reservoir and support facilities. All equipment, piping, electrical and controls for a functional facility were also included. This project utilized process piping modeling extensively to ensure quality and expedite procurement, fabrication and self-performed installation of the process piping. 

The project also included a remodel to the existing Headworks Building in order to accept increased plant flows (while maintaining operability of the structure and facility). The odor control and chemical feed facilities were also upgraded.


  • Wilson Engineers

The sheer number of MEP tie-ins involved is staggering on this project...everything we do impacts multiple processes, making coordination the key.

John Pinkston, Facilities Superintendent
City of Chandler

McCarthy's in-house modeling capability provided the tool for collaboration by all stakeholders to review key project elements in real time, facilitating better decisions and improving the overall quality of the Chandler Airport Water Reclamation Facility.

Uday Ghande, Principal
Wilson Engineers


Joe Brunsman

Joe Brunsman

6225 N 24th St
Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Awards and Recognition

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2015 Water Reuse Project of the Year

Airport Water Reclamation Facility
Arizona Water Association

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2014 STAR Site

Airport Water Reclamation Facility
Arizona Division of Occupational Safety & Health

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2010 Wastewater Project of the Year

Airport Water Reclamation Facility
Arizona Water Association

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2010 Project of the Year

Public Works Environmental
Airport Water Reclamation Facility
American Public Works Association, Arizona