Provo City, Utah, recently selected Hansen, Allen & Luce (HAL) and AECOM to provide program management and engineering services related to major improvements at the City’s water reclamation facility. The program also includes projects to enhance the condition and capacity of the wastewater collection system and other related capital improvements.
“We are thrilled to assist Provo City,” said HAL president Marv Allen. “Their vision for this project goes well beyond compliance with new phosphorus limits on their discharge into Utah Lake. They are looking to construct a state-of-the-art water reclamation facility with the ability to easily add capacity and enhanced treatment capabilities, and to provide sustainability by utilizing resources for water reuse and aquifer storage and recovery (ASR). We applaud Provo for its vision and are excited to be part of it.”
Provo’s wastewater treatment plant was originally constructed in 1956. Much of the infrastructure at the plant has exceeded its useful life and is at risk of failure.
The Utah Division of Water Quality recently imposed new limits for phosphorus on wastewater discharges. The limit requires that Provo significantly modify its wastewater treatment process. New facilities must be completed and operational before January 1, 2025, in order to comply with new regulations.