News | June 20, 2018

MWH Constructors Awarded $23M Contract From Town Of Eagle, Colo.

New water treatment plant to support peak water demands and future growth

MWH Constructors was awarded a $23M contract by the Town of Eagle, Colo. (Town) to serve as construction manager at-risk (CMAR) for the Lower Basin Water Treatment Plant (LBWTP). The new plant will provide highly reliable water service and environmental benefits, and allow the Town to pursue its vision for smart economic development and growth over the next 20 years.

The Town currently has a single water treatment plant serving the community’s water needs. The new 2.5 million gallon per day (mgd), expandable to 5 mgd, LBWTP will increase water service capacity and reliability, while supporting the Town’s peak water demands and future residential and commercial growth.

MWH Constructors will provide preconstruction and construction-phase services on the LBWTP. The new plant is a membrane filtration-based water treatment facility, which includes a lower Brush Creek diversion and raw water screening structures; raw pump station with in-line auto-backwashing strainers; treatment building; sludge drying beds, lagoon and pumping facility; and site improvements, comprised of grading/drainage, access drive, parking, landscaping, yard piping and utilities.

“It is a privilege to be selected by the Town of Eagle to construct the new Lower Basin Water Treatment Plant,” said Blair Lavoie, president of MWH Constructors. “We look forward to partnering with the Town to deliver a high-quality facility that will not only provide clean, potable water for the community for many years to come, but a project that will also provide jobs for the local economy over the next several years.”

The Town selected the CMAR project delivery method for the LBWTP project primarily to obtain a competitively procured construction cost, utilizing a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) approach. The Town also wanted a delivery method that was more collaborative, which can maximize overall value to the Town by helping it achieve its overall objectives while controlling costs.

Preconstruction was completed this spring with construction scheduled to start mid-summer. The plant is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2020.

About MWH Constructors

MWH Constructors, part of Stantec Construction Group, is a global project delivery company with a focus on water and energy. With the ultimate goal of delivering maximum value to clients and their local communities, MWH Constructors provides single-source, integrated construction services and the full range of project delivery methods. Incorporating industry-leading preconstruction services and safety practices, their multi-disciplined team of construction professionals delivers a wide range of projects ― including new facilities, infrastructure improvement and expansion, waste-to-energy construction, and capital construction services. For more information, visit

Source: MWH Constructors