Parsons selected for California water-reuse expansion
California's West Basin Water District has awarded its largest ever water-reuse contract to Pasadena-based Parsons Corporation on a design-build basis.
Under the plant's US$ 60.6 million Phase V expansion, water purification facilities (microfiltration, reverse osmosis and ultraviolet advanced-oxidation process facilities) will be expanded to produce an additional 5 MGD (18,900 m³/d) of water supplied to the seawater barrier to prevent seawater intrusion and refill groundwater supplies. A single-pass reverse-osmosis membrane water purification system at the Chevron facility will also be expanded to bring an additional 500,000 GPD (1,890 m³/d) to NRG's El Segundo Power Plant.
Other Phase V work includes an ozone pre-treatment facility, irrigation water facilities (Title-22 high rate clarification unit), and various solids handling facilities will be added to the ECLWRF to improve water quality and efficiencies at the plant.
"Parsons was selected by the West Basin Board of Directors due to its extensive water and wastewater treatment experience and design-build experience," said West Basin Board resident Ronald C Smith. "Parsons has committed to conducting extensive local outreach to hire from within West Basin's service area, focusing on small and minority owned businesses and union labor. They have also committed to 'no change orders' and an accelerated schedule which could save West Basin time and money and bring additional recycled water online sooner to meet our customers' needs,"
*The five water types produced at the ECLWRF are:
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