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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 is treating groundwater from SRP 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. The new facility is called the NIBW GAC Treatment Facility or NGTF.

The NGTF is 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 are reimbursed to Scottsdale by Motorola Solutions and the NIBW Participating Companies (Siemens, GlaxoSmithKline and Motorola Solutions).

The NGTF began treating water in August 2013. Currently, the water is being distributed to the Arizona Canal for use by SRP. During the fall of 2013 the final phase of a pipeline was completed between the NGTF and Scottsdale’s Chaparral Water Treatment Plant (CWTP).

All necessary documents have been submitted to Maricopa County Environmental Services for approval to distribute the treated water from the NGTF to the CWTP. This approval is anticipated to be received by the end of February 2014.

Once County approval is complete, Scottsdale will begin blending the treated water from the NGTF with drinking water from the CWTP or other sources and putting it to beneficial use in our distribution system.

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special event - march 13

Please join us for an open house/news conference to learn more about the project and discuss the waterline construction work on McDonald Drive.

Thursday, March 13, 2014
1 p.m.
North Groundwater Treatment Facility
5985 N. Cattletrack Road 

The event will focus on:

  • The successful private/public partnership in the remediation of the Superfund site
  • History and milestones of the project 
  • Sustainability benefits of the project and preservation of groundwater 
  • Public art component

Speakers at the news conference will include Mayor Lane and representatives from Motorola Solutions, Inc., ADEQ and EPA.