News Nov 8, 2022

Jacobs Recognized for Water Design-Build Capabilities at Design-Build Institute of America Awards

Jacobs and its clients received two national awards from the Design-Build Institute of America for water projects that are providing resilient and sustainable water supplies in the U.S Southwest.

The Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) has recognized Jacobs, the City of Goodyear, Pioneer Water Management and the City of Midland with two awards in the Water/Wastewater category at the annual National Project/Team Awards.

The Goodyear Water Treatment Facility and Midland Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) Expansion both won National Merit Awards, which are presented annually to the best design-build projects in the U.S. The awards ceremony took place at DBIA’s Design-Build Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 2 – 4.

“Our fully integrated design-build capabilities at Jacobs have allowed us to closely partner with clients on some truly exceptional water projects,” says Jacobs Vice President, Design-Build Director Greg Fischer.  “We thank DBIA for recognizing these two very significant projects in Texas and Arizona, which are providing their communities and industry with resilient and sustainable water supplies amid these historic water shortages in the Western U.S.”

Resilient water supply for one of America’s fastest growing communities

Jacobs supported the City of Goodyear, Arizona, with its largest ever infrastructure project: the $128.9 million Goodyear Water Treatment Facility (WTF). The project brought surface water to Goodyear for the first time, reducing its reliance on dwindling groundwater supplies and providing the city and surrounding communities with a secure, resilient and renewable water future.

The project consisted of a new 8-million-gallons-per-day (MGD) water treatment facility featuring sand-ballasted clarification, ozonation and deep-bed filtration; a new raw water pump station to access Salt River Project canal water; and 8 miles of raw and finished water transmission pipelines.

As the integrated designer-build-operator, Jacobs was responsible for all aspects of project delivery, including planning, design, permitting, construction, commissioning, and a three-year operations period. Under a progressive design-build contract, Jacobs and the City worked closely to fast-track design development and permitting to expedite construction and meet cost and performance goals.

As the 9th fastest growing community in the U.S. in 2021, the City of Goodyear sought a sustainable and long-term water supply solution. The Goodyear WTF allows it to provide high-quality potable water to industry, businesses, and residents for years to come.

Preserving freshwater resources through a unique public-private partnership

Jacobs partnered with Pioneer Water Management to deliver a $133.5 million upgrade to the City of Midland’s Water Pollution Control Plant in west Texas. Due to its presence in the water-scarce Permian basin, Pioneer is committed to maximizing the use of non-potable water sources — and partnered with the City of Midland to reuse treated municipal wastewater in its oilfield operations.

Jacobs delivered the project under a progressive design-build contract, with responsibility for design, permitting, construction, and startup and commissioning. The upgrades to the City’s plant included the secondary treatment processes, effluent pump station, solids thickening/dewatering, anaerobic digestion and chemical facilities. The progressive design-build model facilitated an open and collaborative platform for the project’s multiple public and private sector stakeholders.

The successful completion of this unique public-private partnership left the City of Midland with a state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant; Pioneer with a long-term reliable water source for its oilfield operations; and ensured that nearby freshwater resources are sustainably managed for future generations.

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