Salt Lake City — Park City Municipal Corporation recently selected CH2M to design a new water treatment facility set to create lasting improvements in the Utah mountain community ranked 4th in U.S. News & World Report’s list of Best Small Towns to Visit in the USA.

The new 3Kings Water Treatment Facility will aim to increase water security and sustainable utility of existing tunnel sources. The new facility is set to replace Park City’s existing Spiro drinking water treatment plant.

Before it became a popular ski destination and home to events during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, prospectors founded Park City for its resources in silver mining. CH2M’s design for the new facility will focus on treating mining-influenced waters discharging from the City’s Judge tunnel to drinking water and stream discharge standards. The treated water will serve 5,200 residential and business connections.

“The 3Kings Water Treatment Facility will help to keep natural streams healthy with reduced metals concentrations, augment the beauty of the Park City area, and provide a dependable drinking water source for the community,” said Paul Swaim, CH2M project manager and the firm’s drinking water and reuse master planning global practice leader.

Additionally, CH2M will develop a residuals handling and disposal program, and design the new facilities for construction in a residential neighborhood and adjacent to a municipal golf course.

Said Swaim, “Partnering with Park City Municipal Corporation, one of the industry’s leading utilities, we will develop a sustainable and energy-efficient design and support the integration of a new water treatment facility into the heart of the Park City community.”