Neely Wastewater Reclamation Facility

Project overview

Vanir was selected to provide project and construction management services for the Town of Gilbert’s Neely Water Reclamation Facility Expansion. In 2001, Gilbert was growing at an average rate of 118% per year. The project was designed to help accommodate this rapid growth by increasing the capacity of the facility to treat and reclaim 11 million gallons of water a day for irrigation and lake use.

Vanir delivered phase I and phase II of the project successfully. During Phase I, a two-million-gallon reclaimed water reservoir with an influent pump station was constructed. Included in this phase were various facility additions: a wet well, emergency/backup generator, lift station, odor scrubber, new administration building and various piping and electrical work.

Phase II furthered the expansion and facility functions by adding an oxidation ditch, clarifiers, new chlorine contact basin, aeration system, headworks and grit separator and a new electrical building with a FM-200™ waterless fire suppression system. Phase II also included a constructability review and preliminary estimate resulting in 1% change orders.

All parties involved in this construction project worked well together and Vanir is responsible for that. We have a good open line of communication, which helps any project move along.

– Dennis Plzak, Manager, Gilbert Wastewater Treatment Plant
Gilbert, Arizona
Town of Gilbert

Brown & Caldwell

Carollo Engineers


Phase I: Grimm Construction

Phase II: Alder Construction

Construction Cost
$20 Million
Start Date
Completion Date