Neely Wastewater Reclamation Facility

Project overview

In 2001, the Town of Gilbert was growing at an average rate of 118% per year. To accommodate this rapid growth, Vanir was selected to manage the construction of the Water Reclamation Facility Expansion. The goal of this project was to increase the capacity of the facility to treat and reclaim 11 million gallons of water a day for irrigation and lake use.

Vanir’s project and construction management services delivered both Phase I and Phase II 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, an emergency/backup generator, a lift station, an odor scrubber, a new administration building and various piping and electrical work.

Phase II furthered the expansion and facility functions by adding an oxidation ditch, clarifiers, a new chlorine contact basin, an aeration system, a headworks and grit separator and a new electrical building with a FM200 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


Grimm Construction (Phase I)

Alder Construction (Phase II)

Construction Cost
$20 Million
Completion Date
Phase I: 2002; Phase II: 2005