With a total project cost of almost $135 million, the Butler Drive Water Reclamation Facility incorporates advanced membrane bioreactor technology in its design. This facility allows the city to reclaim its wastewater as a renewable water supply via aquifer recharge or direct reuse. This helps to secure future water resources needed for city growth.
Sustainability was the driving factor for the facility – the largest capital improvement initiative in Peoria’s history. The city evaluated its options for long-term wastewater treatment in combination with its need for sustainable water planning. Water is a precious resource, especially in Arizona. Therefore, the city concluded that building its own wastewater treatment facility to retain water credits was necessary to sustain the city’s economic development.