|A four million-gallon per day water reclamation facility was constructed at the edge of Reach 11 in northern Phoenix. C.F. Shuler, Inc. provided one of the most environmentally sensitive site solutions by having the engineers reorient the plant at an angle parallel to the two existing washes on site. Through these and other suggestions, the first bid phase offered a $750,000 savings to the City.|
Growing concerns in the area focus on preserving as much desert as possible while development continues to mount. The 122-acre site is typical of a creosote flat of the Sonoran desert. The total preserved site area was 92 acres, with an additional 25 acres revegetated. Wherever possible, the plants were grouped in clusters to replicate natural bird and wildlife habitats and attract more species to the area.
Working to integrate function with aesthetics, C.F. Shuler, Inc. was able to provide an environment for the reclamation plant that is a good neighbor and helps improve the area for wildlife naturalists and recreational users.