Ellis Creek Water Recycling Facility

Location: Petaluma, CA

Owner: Petaluma Department of Water Resources and Conservation

Contract: Prime Contractor - $110 Million; Monterey Mechanical - $3.2Million

Role: Subcontractor

Delivery Method: Design-Bid-Build

Result and Benefit to Client

Monterey Mechanical provided quality work delivered with no safety incidents and no harm to the wetland habitat.

Project Description

The Ellis Creek 6.7mgd tertiary treated water plant involved construction of grit removal, oxidation ditches, clarifiers, bio-filters, tertiary filters, bio-filter odor control systems, disinfection systems, and administration, maintenance and operations buildings.

Monterey Mechanical’s scope of work included all architectural metals, HVAC and foul air ventilation systems. We were a subcontractor to Kiewit Pacific.

Challenges | Solutions

The wetlands that ring the Ellis Creek Water Recycling Facility are home to pelicans, egrets, herons, sandpipers, red-tailed hawks, western pond turtles, marsh wrens, and a wide range of other wildlife.

To protect the habitat during construction, Monterey Mechanical sequenced the construction activities to avoid mating season and implemented environmental awareness/sensitivity training for all workers.