Sacramento Water Treatment Plants

Project Details

The Sacramento Water Treatment Plants Rehabilitation project consisted of work at two water treatment plants, the Sacramento River Water Treatment Plant (SRWTP) and the E.A. Fairbairn Water Treatment Plant (EAFWTP).

The $120 Million project replaced an aging water infrastructure system, originally built in 1923, and made it one of the most advanced in the state.

The Sacramento River Water Treatment Plant was upgraded to achieve the design-rated capacity of 160 mgd, including the addition of a new solids handling system. During construction, it was necessary to remove an old sedimentation basin to construct a new facility. Major components of SRWTP included: demolition of existing structures, construction of new flocculation/sedimentation basin, granular media filters, high service pump station,mechanical dewatering facilities, electrical substation, yard piping, pump drives at the SRWTP Intake FWW sludge collection system and site improvements.

The Fairbairn Water Treatment Plant (EAFWTP) renovations increased plant reliability, production, and sludge processing. Improvements to the site increased the reliable capacity to 100 mgd. The project included construction of mechanical dewatering facilities, FWW sludge collection system, yard piping, site improvements, and other work to create a more cost effective dewatering process.

City of Sacramento
Sacramento, CA
Carollo Engineers
Current total production capacity
165 mgd
Project total production capacity after rehab
280 mgd