From our experience, we understand that a water system is like a jigsaw puzzle. There are many components that are all intrinsically connected that are typically viewed as separate entities. The key to really understand a system is to view it as a sum of these parts and recognize how all of the pieces come together to form one larger picture.
Master planning must account for existing and planned future facilities associated with an Owner’s water resources, water, wastewater, and reclaimed water systems. Looking at future trends in the industry or region is also key in producing a valuable master planning document. We ensure that new technologies – including direct water reuse or rainwater harvesting – are considered where appropriate, especially in the Western United States, and that future water quality regulations, such as those for emerging contaminants, are discussed to create a holistic document that is usable for years to come.
Another important facet is coordination between stakeholders – including operations, engineering, and management staff as well as the public. We at Water Works Engineers strive to involve all parties in the decision making process when it comes to master planning projects.
We have completed master planning projects for many clients, some of which include:
- Town of Cave Creek, Arizona
- City of Phoenix, Arizona
- City of Prescott, Arizona
- Price River Water Improvement District, Utah
- Salt Lake City, Utah
- City of Scottsdale, Arizona
- Folsom, California
- Woodland, California
- Colma, California
- South Placer Municipal Utility District, Rocklin, California