The AZ Water Association has recognized EPCOR USA with its 2020 Water Project of the Year Award for the $29.4 million expansion of the White Tanks Regional Water Treatment Plant in Surprise.
EPCOR’s expansion and upgrade of the White Tank Regional Water Treatment Plant was completed in May 2019, increasing the facility’s output of high-quality water from 20 million gallons per day to 33 MGD to serve the Phoenix metropolitan area’s growing West Valley region.
The plant’s innovative design incorporates a cutting-edge CoMag ballasted water clarification system — the first of its kind in Arizona.
“EPCOR stepped up to meet the needs of the region with the White Tanks plant expansion, and we’ve very proud of the technical achievements this project represents,” said Joe Gysel, president of EPCOR, which supplies water to about one-third of Surprise. “We couldn’t be happier to receive this distinguished Water Project of the Year Award plus the 31 safety and operational excellence awards from the AZ Water Association — it’s our privilege to bring our values of safety and excellence to customers across Arizona.”
This distinction recognizing engineering excellence and innovation is given to one Arizona project annually and comes as EPCOR marks the facility’s 10th anniversary serving the Greater Phoenix metropolitan area’s fast-growing West Valley. This is EPCOR’s second Water Project of the Year award.
EPCOR also received 31 safety and operational excellence awards for facilities and systems across the company’s Arizona service territories. Altogether, these 32 new honors bring EPCOR’s total number of awards from the AZ Water Association to 163.