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Stantec Assisting City of Beaverton to Add Underground Water Storage, Upgrade Water System for Better Resiliency

Parul Dubey on November 20, 2019 - in Drinking water, News, Projects, Water

Beaverton, OR – Stantec—a global engineering, architecture, and consulting firm—is helping the City of Beaverton implement additional underground water storage at its Sorrento Water Works Facility, while also providing seismic upgrades to the facility. The project will help Beaverton meet increasing water demands and will provide critical redundant supply.

Stantec, a leading designer of water infrastructure facilities, will assist the city with the renovation of the Sorrento facility. Highlights of the proposed project work include expanded aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) storage and production; water distribution flexibility; efficient chemical addition for optimized corrosion control; and a seismically resilient facility for centralized operations and emergency water distribution.

“We’re honored to have the opportunity to assist and collaborate with the City of Beaverton on this significant water supply enhancement project,” said Bryan Black, Stantec principal and project manager, based in Portland. “The city has been a leader in aquifer storage in the Pacific Northwest. This is an opportunity to increase storage capacity and make the facility resilient to seismic events. In the long run, this will increase the reliability of the city’s water supply and improve service to a growing community.”

“The Sorrento Water Works Facility is a significant component of our water supply system, and construction of additional aquifer storage, a new pump station, and critical resiliency improvements to the facility is a high priority,” said Brion Barnett, City of Beaverton project manager. “Stantec is our partner in the development of the Sorrento facility improvements and we value their experience with ASR technology and the qualifications of the project team. We are eager to get the project components and improvements completed within the next two years.”

Stantec is providing project management, guidance on alternative delivery, permitting, public involvement, design, bidding support, and construction management. Key subconsultants on the project include GSI Water Solutions as the hydrogeologist, S&B Inc. for controls, and HDR for civil site engineering.

Stantec has expert capabilities in ASR wells, pump stations, pipelines, and seismic resiliency. Since the late 1990s, Stantec has completed 47 ASR wellfield projects in 10 states and Canada, including multiple projects in Oregon and Washington.

The project is expected to be completed in May 2021.

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