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Riverside Park Water Reclamation Facility – Next Level of Treatment

    On Schedule
    Under Budget
    City of Spokane
    Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR, CM/GC)
    Spokane, WA
    November 2015

    MWH and Slayden worked with the City of Spokane to achieve major upgrades to their Riverside Park Water Reclamation Facility. The upgrade included a Next Level of Treatment (NLT)–a new membrane filtration system that significantly improved the quality of effluent released into the Spokane River. The primary reason for the NLT was to decrease 99% of the phosphorus from the effluent. The new filtration system also removed more significant amounts of heavy metals, PCBs, and other pollutants associated with the facility. The advanced membrane filtration technology provides pollution reduction benefits and is designed to treat an average wastewater flow of 50 MGD. The NLT upgrade is part of a major initiative to improve the health of the Spokane River.

    The project included seven GMPs to balance early construction with design evolution as well as procurement of long lead equipment. Phase 1 included upgrades to the existing facility including: SCADA upgrades, new primary clarifier, new chemical storage facility, modifications to four aeration basins, and digester gas improvements. Phase 2 consists of installation of a 75 MGD peak flow tertiary treatment facility that included new diversion structure, new drum screen structure for 18-foot diameter drum screens, new flocculation basins, new membrane pump wet well and a new membrane facility.

    project partners
    B&E Electric
    "This was the City’s fist alternative delivery project and we found that we received tremendous value during preconstruction. MWH/Slayden provided extensive value engineering and constructability ideas that resulted in $9.1M in accepted savings. Their experience in wastewater projects led to a good understanding of project details resulting in the project operating within the allocated budgets."
    Fred Brown, PE
    City of Spokane, RPWRF NLT Program Manager


    ENR Northwest 2022 Regional Best Project Water/Environment Award of Merit