TUCSON, ARIZ. — Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department and CH2M HILL broke ground on a new wastewater treatment facility that will have capacity to treat 32 million gallons of wastewater a day and is part of the county’s new water reclamation campus. The new facility will replace the outdated Roger Road Wastewater Treatment Facility, built in the 1950s, and will reduce the levels of nitrogen and ammonia in effluent discharged into the Santa Cruz River.

CH2M HILL is partnering with Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department to design, build, and operate the facility. The new plant is part of a countywide Regional Optimization Master Plan to upgrade sewage treatment operations. Scheduled for completion in 2014, the facility will use state-of-the-art wastewater treatment technology to produce A+ quality effluent and feature state-of-the-art odor control technology.

CH2M HILL will design, build, and then operate the facility for 15 years. The budget for the Water Campus is $215 million.