MWH Constructors awarded contract by El Toro Water District

MWH Constructors was contracted by ETWD for construction on the El Toro Recycled Water Expansion project in Orange County, Calif.

Broomfield, CO, Feb. 05, 2013--MWH Constructors has been awarded a contract by the El Toro Water District (ETWD) to provide construction management services for the El Toro Recycled Water Expansion project in Orange County, Calif. Expansion of the existing plant will reduce dependence on imported water.

This expansion project is the largest capital improvement project in ETWD history. It is valued at approximately $26 million and consists of four projects; three pipeline projects and one water treatment plant expansion. The existing water treatment plant serves communities in South Orange County, including Laguna Hills and Laguna Woods, Calif. The project includes two key components: the construction of tertiary treatment facilities and a new recycled water distribution system. The plant will reduce the demand for imported water by increasing the capacity to treat and distribute recycled water for irrigation and other uses, and the distribution system will allow for increased delivery of recycled water to existing customers.

“It is a privilege to be selected by the El Toro Water District to provide construction management services for the Recycled Water Expansion project,” said Blair M. Lavoie, PE, president of MWH Constructors. “We look forward to working with the District on this project that will benefit Orange County residents for years to come.”

Construction of the tertiary treatment plant and distribution system will begin in early 2013 and the project is slated for completion in late 2014. The expansion will produce and deliver approximately 1,400 acre-feet per year of tertiary-treated recycled water over 200 dedicated irrigation meters within ETWD’s service area.

MWH Constructors provides start-to-finish pre-construction, construction and construction management services. Mostly recently, MWH Constructors was ranked as the No. 1 contractor in the wastewater and sewage and solid waste categories by Engineering News-Record (ENR) Top 400 Contractors Source Book.

About MWH Global

MWH Global is a strategic consulting, technical engineering and construction services firm leading the wet infrastructure sector. Offering a full range of services and innovative, award-winning solutions beginning in the initial planning phases through construction and asset management, we partner with our clients in multiple industries to implement projects and programs that focus on water, energy, natural resources and infrastructure. Our 7,500 employees in 35 countries spanning six continents are dedicated to fulfilling our purpose of Building a Better World, which reflects our commitment to sustainable development. MWH is a private, employee-owned firm with a rich legacy beginning in 1820. For more information, visit our website at


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