Path to the Project
Alternative Selection Process
The decision to rebuild the Big Cottonwood Water Treatment Plant came after carefully considering alternative strategies and factors like cost, water health and safety, and reliable structure integrity.
-- Regionalization possibilities
-- Limit sunk costs
Expanding current footprint
Moving to a new location
Rebuilding within the current footprint
The below guiding principles also facilitated this project's future.
A set of core values that establishes a framework for expected behavior and decision making.
It is a list of highly regarded and expected principles set
by an organization.
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1. This is a water treatment plant first: Treat Big Cottonwood Creek water to produce high quality drinking water for consumers.
2. Budget & Schedule: focus on staying within the budget and meeting the project schedule
3. The 5 Rs: Design to maximize resiliency, reliability, redundancy, and risk reduction.
4. Sustainability: Align the facility with SLC Sustainability Goals through pursuing Envision Gold certification.
5. Heath & Safety: Protect public and water treatment plant staff health. Incorporate and consider safety throughout design, construction, and operation.
6. Engagement & Education: Incorporate public engagement and education and internal SLCDPU personnel where possible.