MCAGCC is the largest air/ground combat center for the U.S. Marine Corps, occupying approximately 1,100 square miles of the Southern Mojave Desert. The existing WWTP operates on a lagoon system where the effluent is used for irrigation water at the Desert Winds Combat Center Golf Course. The new plant will decommission the existing 0.75 million gallon per day (MGD) average daily flow wastewater treatment process without disruption to exiting plant operations; and will replace it with a new 2 MGD system that produces California Code of Regulations Title 22-compliant disinfected tertiary recycled water.

Key project features include new facilities for: preliminary treatment and pumping, activated sludge secondary treatment, tertiary treatment, solids management, odor control facilities, and other ancillary support systems.

“This project will promote water quality and security for service members, civilians, and their families at MCAGCC,” says Dewberry Senior Associate and Department Manager Chad Weaver, PE. “Our team looks forward to contributing to this important facility and supporting the Marine Corps and California’s environment.”