Thanks to the hard work of a large Western Summit project team, Aurora Prairie Waters is fully operational, and the City of Aurora is delivering water four months ahead of schedule! Built on an ambitious scale necessary to serve more than 300,000 people, the campus includes concrete basins, three buildings housing chemical and UV filtration equipment, and three offsite pump stations (under separate contract). With its state-of-the-art filtration and purification equipment, the facility is one of the final stops for treating water piped in from riverbank wells. Planned in the wake of a major drought, the new system is scheduled to process about 50 million gallons of water per day.
WSCI worked closely with the City of Aurora every step of the way, earning praise from City of Aurora's Project Manager, Nicole Poncelet, "Everyone kept their energy up and never lost their tenacity. That was everyone wanting this project to work and work well. A lot of people would say partnering cost more, but . . .in fact, we gained at so many levels with a partnering attitude." Plant Manager Kevin Linder adds, "Communication was definitely the strength of the project. The way folks communicated really helped lead us to project success."