CH2M Hill Wins $180 M Santa Fe Design-build Project

CH2M Hill, a global full-service engineering, procurement, construction, and operations firm, has been selected to design and build the Buckman Direct Diversion Project, a $180.9 million water treatment project.

Santa Fe, N.M., and Santa Fe County depend on groundwater wells and reservoirs on the Santa Fe River. The project will add about 8,730 acre-feet of surface water a year and allow the communities to reduce their reliance on groundwater resources. The project will divert water from the Rio Grande, pipe it underground to a water treatment plant near the Municipal Recreational Complex, then treat and deliver the water to customers in the city and county.

The firm will design and build a raw water intake on the Rio Grande River; two high head booster pump stations; a 15-million-gallon-per-day membrane, ozone, and granular activated carbon water treatment plant; two treated water pump stations; and lay approximately 13 miles of 30-inch raw water pipeline; and 14 miles of 16- to 30-inch treated water pipelines. The project is scheduled for completion in January 2011.

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