Sundt and PCL are constructing a $700-million water reclamation facility to replace an aging 33-million-gallon-a-day wastewater treatment plant in northern Salt Lake City, Utah. The new 48 mgd treatment facility will add a biological nutrient removal project to reduce phosphorus in the wastewater to comply with water quality requirements. According to the Salt Lake Dept. of Public Utilities, the public works project is one of the largest in the city's history, and it will be designed with sustainability in mind. The project’s goal is to use at least 25% recycled materials. The project team is also pursuing an Envision Platinum certification for the facility and LEED Gold certification for the administration building. Since the groundbreaking at the end of 2019, the project team installed 43,000 wick drains at a depth of approximately 125 ft below the surface, and then hauled approximately 1.5 lb of soil to the site to compact the existing, poor-quality soil in lieu of installing driven steel piles. The team recently began construction, and the pace is expected to pick up mid-to-late 2022, with a completion date targeted for 2024.