Stantec Team Chosen to Lead Design for Bull Run Filtration Project to Improve Water Quality, Reliability, and System Resiliency
Mar 20, 2020
Stantec, in association with Carollo Engineers and other local firms, has been selected by the Portland Water Bureau (PWB) for on-site design services for the Bull Run Filtration Project. The project also includes a collaboration with PWB and a Program Management/Support Services consultant to integrate the new facility into the existing infrastructure.
The filtration facility will feature conventional treatment, oxidation, mechanical solids dewatering, and resilience features to provide greater flexibility for future risks posed by climate change and seismic events. The facility will remove sediment, organic material, and other potential contaminants, providing consistent high-quality drinking water and making the water system more reliable.
The inclusion of smart instrumentation technologies will integrate various treatment and distribution system data to provide real-time awareness for proactive, system-wide control to be consistent with City sustainability policies. All newly proposed occupied buildings will be designed to achieve LEED-Gold certification.
“This new facility will help us continue to provide clean, safe water for the nearly one million people who use our resources, and make the Bull Run supply more reliable and resilient for future generations,” said PWB Water Bureau Director Mike Stuhr.
The primary source of water for the City of Portland is the 102 square mile Bull Run Watershed, located approximately 22 miles east of the city in the Mount Hood National Forest. In addition to serving more than 650,000 residents, the city has wholesale contracts with 19 area water providers who serve another 300,000 people in the Portland Metropolitan area, including the cities of Gresham, Sandy, and Tualatin. The facility’s location – just outside the Bull Run Watershed in rural Multnomah County – sits at the right elevation to work with existing water infrastructure and the property is large enough to provide a buffer between the facility and its neighbors.
The $51 million, five-year design contract includes on-site design, geotechnical site investigation, design quality management, assistance during construction, CM/GC support and interactions, assistance during commissioning and operations support, and project management for the filtration design.
The Stantec Team will allocate 20 percent of the design budget to engage several Disadvantaged, Minority-Owned, Women-Owned, and Emerging Small Businesses in this project. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2022 and must be completed by 2027 as part of the bilateral compliance agreement with the Oregon Health Authority.
“The Stantec Team has unmatched experience delivering large-scale water treatment projects in the Pacific Northwest. Our key staff have planned, designed, or optimized 75 percent of the largest WTPs in the region,” said Mark Graham, Stantec senior principal.
“Our history working with PWB began in 1979, and over the past 40 years, we have helped the Water Bureau deliver many of its largest and most successful projects. We are confident the Bull Run Filtration Project will play a critical role in protecting the health of Portland’s drinking water and safeguarding our community against risks to the watershed for generations to come.”
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