Prairie Waters Projects - Aurora, Colo.
At $192 million, and located on 80 acres, Prairie Waters is the largest project ever undertaken by Western Summit without a joint venture partner. When finished, this state-of-the-art water purification facility will increase water supply by 20 percent, or about 3.3 billion gallons per year.
One of the most environmentally sustainable water supply systems in the West, Prairie Waters will use water from the South Platte River, naturally purifying it using a unique process that creates no waste to discharge. Up to 50 million gallons of water per day will be treated and then blended with flow from the nearby Aurora Reservoir.
The plant will be supported by more than 39,000 linear feet of piping, ranging in size from 4 inches to 72 inches in diameter, and buried up to 45 feet deep.
One unique aspect of the project is a contract worth $50 million that has required simultaneous construction of three separate pump stations. From a piping perspective, this contract alone has required more than 36,000 linear feet of pipe, ranging in diameter from 4 to 90 inches.