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Logan Wastewater Treatment Plant

    Ahead of Schedule
    Under Budget
    City of Logan
    Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR, CM/GC)
    Logan, Utah
    December 2018

    MWH constructed a new, greenfield, 18 MGD wastewater plant for the City of Logan at the Logan Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility. It is currently the largest ballasted clarification wastewater facility in the world. MWH partnered with Carollo, the City of Logan, and over 40 subcontractors and vendors to successfully construct and commission a plant with a process that had not been implemented to this degree in the industry.
    The project included a new headworks with fine screens, grit removal vortexes, and influent pumps. The raw water was then pumped over a mile to the rest of the treatment facility. This includes bioreactors, clarifiers, ultraviolet disinfection, solids storage, dewatering, and the BioMag (Evoqua) systems. The new award-winning structures are supported on deep pile foundations and interconnected with complex yard piping.
    MWH’s initial estimate was $171M, which was consistent with the scope of work and validated by supporting supplier and subcontractor quotes. However, to provide value to the owner, MWH led multiple value engineering workshops with the project team and identified innovative solutions that reduced the total cost by $32M.

    Value engineering was not the only part of this project that exhibited our problem-solving approach. In Logan, Utah, the harsh winter season presents a unique challenge for construction due to an inversion that traps frigid temperatures in the Cache Valley. MWH’s savvy construction team at Logan strategically modified their sequence to overcome this obstacle to ensure the project was executed safely and efficiently.

    project partners
    RL Wadsworth, Carollo Engineers
    At a total cost of over $500 million, this is one of the largest projects the City has completed to date and all work was completed within 1% of the targeted budget, which was established over 10 years ago. The partnership formed among the City, MWH, and the design team under a CMAR arrangement allowed challenges to be identified early and solutions developed without impact to the project’s scope.
    Mark Nielsen
    Project Manager, City of Logan


    ACI (Intermountain Chapter) 2023 Excellence in Concrete Award: Structures – Public Works