Bozeman Water Reclamation Facility

Bozeman Water Reclamation Facility

Award Winner: American Council of Engineering Companies 2012 National Recognition Award, ACEC of Montana 2012 Grand Project Engineering Excellence Award, Waste and Storm Water Category Honor Award, and Rocky Mountain Chapter of the APWA 2012 Public Works Project of the Year.

In a tough economy, innovative design and bidding methods were used on the largest public works project ever undertaken by the City of Bozeman, Montana, to build a state-of-the-art water reclamation facility needed to meet upcoming stringent water quality requirements and poise the City for future growth. Morrison-Maierle served as the lead subconsultant for this $50 million project.

In 2007, the City of Bozeman faced several major factors driving an upgrade to its wastewater treatment plant including facility capacity, rapid population growth and impending reduced effluent discharge limits.  The City approached these challenges proactively with a plan to meet the new limits while keeping an eye on future requirements. The Bozeman Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) Phase 1 Improvements that Morrison-Maierle designed included a Bardenpho treatment process and numerous solids handling and treatment systems.

In conjunction with the secondary treatment process, decisions were made with a 20-year lifespan in mind. Operational flexibility was included in all facets of the design and future expansion areas were identified and infrastructure was included where possible to allow for expansion without disruption to the existing treatment system.  The result is a state-of-the-art water reclamation facility ready to meet stringent water quality requirements and poise the City for growth.

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