Victorville, California

Water Reuse Facility Enables Economic Development


The City of Victorville, CA had a vision for a major food and beverage manufacturing center at its Southern California Logistics Airport (SCLA) industrial park. To implement it required an advanced treatment system capable of treating combined industrial and sanitary flows to California’s water reuse standard.

Partnership from concept to operations

A design-build approach would have been ideal for this project, but the procurement process precluded that. Instead, Woodard & Curran and construction firm Benham DB, Inc., worked as a design-build team in all but name. The project partners used 3D design tools, project management approaches, and a tight-knit communications strategy to deliver on schedule and budget. And Victorville chose to hire Woodard & Curran as contract operators of the facility before it was even commissioned.

Innovative design handles multiple flows

Because the facility would take the high-strength wastewater directly from the beverage plant in addition to sanitary wastewater from the west side of the city and other facilities in the industrial park, Woodard & Curran segregated the flows for initial treatment before combining them to finish the process. A combination of anaerobic and aerobic treatment along with ultraviolet disinfection achieved the quality needed.

The reliability of long-term contract operations

An advanced facility like this one, with sophisticated SCADA and automation, requires a stable team of skilled operators. To ensure long-term success, Victorville hired Woodard & Curran to run the plant. This allowed additional involvement from our team of operators during design and made for a smooth startup and transition to operations. The facility has consistently produced high-quality reclaimed water with no problems or interruptions.

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