Agua Nueva Water Reclamation Facility
Set amidst the Sonoran Desert, North America’s hottest desert, water in Pima County, Arizona is a vital yet sparse resource. The Lower Santa Cruz River supports desert life, replenishes the region’s drinking water supplies and is playground to residents and visitors alike. Protecting this valuable resource is a key priority for the Pima County Regional Water Reclamation Department.
Because traditional project delivery couldn’t meet the County’s regulatory deadlines to improve its effluent and protect river water quality, they selected Jacobs to help implement an advanced water reclamation facility using the design-build-operate delivery model. Driven by an unwavering commitment to success, Jacobs and Pima County forged a lasting partnership, while working with local businesses, residents and stakeholders every step of the way.
Together, the integrated team unveiled an industry-first wastewater treatment process, saving taxpayers millions of dollars, augmenting precious water supplies and setting a new standard for delivering critical infrastructure projects under the watchful eye of regulators and stakeholders.