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Berthoud Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility

JVA worked on the design and construction of the 0.099 MGD Berthoud Regional WWTF which serves the Berthoud I-25 Service Area. The Town of Berthoud was faced with development requests near the I-25 and Hwy 56 Interchange, five miles from the Town’s downtown utilities. To meet the rapid 9-month project schedule, the Town decided to utilize the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) and a pre-selected treatment process to design and construct the regional facilities.

The team worked diligently to meet budget constraints by conducting design and value engineering sessions allowing for several hundred thousand dollars of cost savings and meeting the $4.45 million project budget. The plant began operating at 10 percent of its design capacity. The Town worked with JVA to develop treatment operations protocol for treating wastewater at an extremely low loading condition.

The Berthoud Regional WWTF project was part of a larger design and construction effort for a full water distribution and sanitary sewer collection system to serve the I-25 corridor. This included approximately 4,500 linear feet of water transmission main with a Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) with Master Meter Vault interconnect with the Little Thompson Water District (LTWD), and 8,000 linear feet of sanitary sewer main with connection to the Berthoud Regional WWTF. The water distribution system, PRV Vault, collection system, and WWTF are all part of one Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) alternative delivery method contract. The distribution system and collection system included three separate 400 linear foot I-25 bore with casing crossings, and one Little Thompson River crossing to ultimately serve the entire Berthoud I-25 service area.

Location: Berthoud, CO