Lake Pleasant Water Treatment Plant

The City of Phoenix selected the McCarthy Team for the Lake Pleasant Water Treatment Plant project because their excellent qualifications, proven success with the City of Phoenix and their ability to meet our aggressive schedule.

Paul Kinshella
(Formerly with the City of Phoenix)

Water & Wastewater — Phoenix, AZ

Lake Pleasant Water Treatment Plant

Lake Pleasant was a design-build-operate contract in a joint venture with Black & Veatch. It was the largest design-build-operate contract in North America at the time it was built. The plant processes 80 million gallons of water a day (and can be expanded to 320 million) -- enough water to satisfy 400,000 homes. Plus, there is a storage resevoir on site to store 40 million gallons of water.

Materials included 66,000-cubic-yards of concrete, 9.8 million pounds of rebar, and 2 million linear-feet of electrical wire. In addition, 800,000-cubic-yards of dirt were moved. The project included innovative ballasted flocculation process for high-rate sedimentation, ozonation, deep-bed monomedia filters, post-filtration granular activated carbon contactors, and ultraviolet disinfection. 

The Lake Pleasant Water Treatment Plant offered a host of complex challenges, all met through a collaborative approach. The facility was delivered safely, on schedule and within budget, bringing clean water to the Phoenix community in the short term and a state-of-the-art facility to the region for years to come. 

Developer

  • American Water

Engineer

  • Black & Veatch

Contact

Scott Canada

Scott Canada

Address
6225 N 24th St
Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Email
Phone
480-449-4700

Awards and Recognition

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2008 National Design-Build Award

Water/Waste Water over $15M
Lake Pleasant Water Treatment Plant
DBIA

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2008 Water Project of the Year

Lake Pleasant Water Treatment Plant
AWPCA

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2008 Project of the Year

Water/Waste Water
Lake Pleasant Water Treatment Plant
DBIA

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2008 Exposing the Best in Concrete

Infrastructure
Lake Pleasant Water Treatment Plant
American Concrete Institute

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2007 Best of Arizona Award

Lake Pleasant Water Treatment Plant
Southwest Construction

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2007 Editors Choice Award

Lake Pleasant Water Treatment Plant
Southwest Contractor