Marana Water News: Future of Wastewater - WRF Master Plan

In the Town Code Title 14, Town Council may adopt all infrastructure master plans to ensure projects align with growth and Council vision for the Town. On June 21, Marana Water is bringing the Marana Water Reclamation Facility Master Plan forward to final adoption.

In 2012, the Town acquired the Marana Water Reclamation Facility including the infrastructure and water rights of the treated water. Currently, the plant is operating at 70% of its capacity or approximately 355,000 gallons each day, and these flows are only expected to increase as residents and businesses come into the sewer service area. There are projections in this Plan that suggest the plant may require 1 - 1.5 million gallons per day within the next ten years. This Master Plan outlines the plant expansion to an eventual 4.5 million gallons per day. To reach this capacity, the project is divided into several phases. The first phase will expand the plant capacity to 1.5 million gallons per day and update the treatment process.

  This picture shows a conceptual layout of what the plant could look like after the first phased expansion to 1.5 million gallons per day.

This picture shows a conceptual layout of what the plant could look like after the first phased expansion to 1.5 million gallons per day.

Also mentioned in the Master Plan is the construction of a several aquifer recharge basins that will collect highly treated water and recharge it back into the aquifer. These recharge credits will be added to the overall water portfolio and allow additional sustainability for future growth. As this portion of the project gets closer, there will be posts related to the specifics of this project. Stay tuned!

This Master Plan allows the Town to better prepare and plan for the future, especially with the ability to take the treated water and recharge it into the aquifer for future use. For more on these resources and the future of our water, click here and be sure to watch the video!

A full copy of the Master Plan can be found on the Water Reclamation page here.