Groundwater Treatment Facility for Well PCX-1 (NGTF)
The city of Scottsdale and Motorola Solutions are working together on a new water treatment facility near Cattletrack Road and McDonald Drive as part of the North Indian Bend Wash (NIBW) groundwater cleanup.
The new facility will treat groundwater from well PCX-1 with Granular Activated Carbon (GAC). GAC is a technology that uses a carbon filtration process to treat groundwater to drinking water standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protect Agency.
Currently, groundwater from well PCX-1 is treated at the Miller Road Treatment Facility and will now be processed at the NIBW GAC Treatment Facility (NGTF).
The NGTF will be operated and maintained by the city of Scottsdale Water Resources Division, but owned by Motorola Solutions. All costs associated with operating and maintaining the facility will be reimbursed to Scottsdale by Motorola Solutions.
In the summer of 2012, Scottsdale and Motorola Solutions worked together to build the first phase of the project, the Phase 1 pipeline from the Chaparral Water Treatment Plant reservoir to the west side of Hayden Road, just south of McDonald Drive.
The second phase of the project is just beginning. Phase 2 of the project is to install a pipeline between the NGTF and the water line on the west side of Hayden Road. Once this is complete, Scottsdale will begin accepting the treated water into its potable drinking water distribution system. This water will be blended with other water sources from throughout the city.Learn more about Superfund sites in Scottsdale.
Construction of the NGTF began in October 2012 and is anticipated to be completed by July 2013. Once construction is complete, the system will begin operation in a testing or start-up mode. This will include functional testing and frequent monitoring to demonstrate the facility’s effectiveness to treat the groundwater to drinking water quality standards.
Construction of the new Phase 2 water line along McDonald Drive to connect the water line on the west side of Hayden road is scheduled to begin in July 2013 and to be completed in early August 2013, before the start of the new school year.
Please join us for an open house to learn more about the project and discuss the waterline construction work on McDonald Drive.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Information presented at the meeting will include temporary traffic restrictions, construction activities and preliminary plans for a landscaped park with public art features located directly north of the treatment facility. This park will provide safe access to the Arizona Canal and Cattletrack Road. Below are a few displays that will be presented at the meeting:
Additional questions on this project can be directed to the Project Hotline at 602-288-9919.