Photo/rendering of Lake Pleasant  Water Treatment Project

Lake Pleasant Water Treatment Project

Hawkins served as legal advisor to the interdisciplinary study team that completed an in-depth study of 11 alternative project delivery methods for the proposed 80 mgd Lake Pleasant Water Treatment Plant. We then represented the City of Phoenix as owner's lead counsel in the successfully completed design-build-operate-maintain procurement for the Lake Pleasant plant now in operation, utilizing Arizona’s omnibus alternative project delivery legislation. The plant treats Central Arizona Project Colorado River water to enhanced standards and under very high periodic turbidity conditions, serves rapidly developing north Phoenix, and is expandable to 320 mgd. Lake Pleasant was a seminal event in the emergence of alternative delivery procurement of projects in the water industry in the United States.

Client City of Phoenix, Arizona
Role Owner's Lead Counsel
Distinction First Major Design-Build-Operate-Maintain Water Treatment Project in Arizona
Delivery Method Design-Build-Operate-Maintain
Project Size 80 MGD
Capital Cost $230 Million
Contract Value $350 Million
Contract Term 20 Years
Contract Counterparties American Water, Black & Veatch and McCarthy Construction
Award Design-Build Institute of America’s National Design-Build Award