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MWH Constructors Awarded $23M Contract from Town of Eagle, Colorado for New Water Treatment Plant
August 1, 2018
BROOMFIELD, CO — MWH Constructors was awarded a $23 million contract by the Town of Eagle, Colorado to serve as construction manager at-risk (CMAR) for the Lower Basin Water Treatment Plant (LBWTP). The new plant will provide highly reliable water service and environmental benefits and allow the town to pursue its vision for smart economic development and growth over the next 20 years.
Eagle currently has a single water treatment plant serving the community's water needs. The new 2.5 million gallon per day (mgd), expandable to 5 mgd, LBWTP will increase water service capacity and reliability, while supporting the town's peak water demands and future residential and commercial growth.
MWH Constructors will provide preconstruction and construction-phase services on the LBWTP. The new plant is a membrane filtration-based water treatment facility, which includes a lower Brush Creek diversion and raw water screening structures; raw pump station with in-line auto-backwashing strainers; treatment building; sludge drying beds, lagoon and pumping facility; and site improvements, comprised of grading/drainage, access drive, parking, landscaping, yard piping and utilities.
"It is a privilege to be selected by the Town of Eagle to construct the new Lower Basin Water Treatment Plant," said Blair Lavoie, president of MWH Constructors. "We look forward to partnering with the town to deliver a high-quality facility that will not only provide clean, potable water for the community for many years to come, but a project that will also provide jobs for the local economy over the next several years."
The town selected the CMAR project delivery method for the LBWTP project primarily to obtain a competitively procured construction cost, utilizing a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) approach. Eagle also wanted a delivery method that was more collaborative, which can maximize overall value to the town by helping it achieve its overall objectives while controlling costs.
Preconstruction was completed this spring with construction scheduled to start mid-summer. The plant is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2020.