Author: Lana Piskorowski
On July 19th, Slayden Constructors marked the completion of a transformative four-year endeavor – the Sunriver Utilities Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrade – with a ribbon-cutting event. With an investment of $18.5 million, this state-of-the-art facility has undergone a significant evolution, now capable of processing 1.5 million gallons of wastewater each day.
Beyond addressing community concerns via noise reduction, odor control, and aesthetic enhancements, the upgrade also brings in a sustainable factor – water recycling. The heart of this achievement lies in the implementation of cutting-edge membrane bioreactors and advanced biological treatment processes. These technologies work in harmony to produce Class A recycled water, which is used for irrigating an 18-hole golf course nestled in the northern reaches of Sunriver, elevating the course’s sustainability and preserving precious freshwater resources. Additionally, the plant’s forward-looking processes yield byproducts that can be used as compost. “Being a part of this transformative project has been a great experience,” said Andrew Pharis, Director of Operations at Slayden. “The project’s emphasis on water recycling by repurposing reclaimed water for irrigation in an arid region perfectly mirrors Slayden’s commitment to sustainable water practices.”
The project’s emphasis on water recycling by repurposing reclaimed water for irrigation in an arid region perfectly mirrors Slayden’s commitment to sustainable water practices.
Director of Operations, Slayden Constructors
“We extend our heartfelt gratitude to every individual who played a role in bringing this project to fruition,” said Jeff Wall, Vice President and Senior Project Manager at Slayden. “This milestone not only showcases our technical prowess but reinforces our dedication to creating lasting solutions that resonate with the communities we serve.”