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Balfour Beatty Breaks Ground on $150 million Sterling Natural Resource Center for East Valley Water District
December 12, 2018
HIGHLAND, Calif. –
Balfour Beatty recently joined the East Valley Water District (EVWD) and over 300 local officials and community members to commemorate the groundbreaking of the Sterling Natural Resource Center (SNRC). A state-of-the-art wastewater treatment facility, the SNRC will recharge the natural groundwater aquifer by treating up to 8 million gallons of water per day with the ability to expand to 10 million gallons daily.
Balfour Beatty was named as the prime contractor by EVWD to build the facility, which will create a drought-proof source of water for the local aquifers which serve over 800,000 San Bernardino Valley area residents. In addition to enhancing water supply reliability for the region, the SNRC will also include community space with demonstration gardens, an amphitheater, picnic areas and walking trails, new habitat for the endangered Santa Ana Sucker fish, and educational space for the San Bernardino City Unified School District.
The design-build team responsible for the design and construction of the project is comprised of the world-class expertise of Balfour Beatty (prime contractor), Arcadis U.S., Inc. (designer/engineer-of-record); Ruhnau Clarke Architects (architect); Trussell Technologies (regulatory/permitting); WSP (off-site design of pipelines/recharge); and Inframark (operation and maintenance). Permitting and construction of the SNRC is expected to be approximately three years.
An estimated 800 temporary jobs will be created during construction, and indirectly contribute to 1,400 new positions around the community once the facility opens. The SNRC will support the statewide goal of creating more than one million acre-feet of recycled water by 2020, by recycling an estimated 10 million gallons daily.