Morenci Water Treatment Plant

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold/Morenci Water and Electric (MWE), Morenci, 
Arizona

Morenci Water Treatment Plant

A Cost-Effective Design to Expand the Capacity of the Water Treatment Plant for the Mining Town

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Morenci Water Treatment Plant

Provided engineering design services for the expansion of the Morenci Water Treatment Plant. Morenci, Arizona is an unincorporated town owned by Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (FMI). Morenci Water and Electric (MWE) is the operator of the water system that serves Morenci, Clifton, and the Morenci Mine Facility.

Developed a cost-effective solution to Freeport/MWE’s challenge of limited water supply to support the growing community through an extensive Value Engineering and Cost Estimation process. The completed expansion will increase the plant capacity to be rated to 6-mgd, providing a much needed increase to the clean water supply for this mining town.

The project scope also included obtaining the Approval to Construct permits from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.