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Town of Buckeye - Sundance Facility

Location: Buckeye, Arizona
Project Type: Design-Build-Operate
Capacity: 3.6 MGD expandable to 7.2 MGD (originally built and expanded from 1.2 MGD)
Footprint: 1.5 acres
Process Design: Hybrid Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR)

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PERC Water has served as the Design-Build-Operate entity of two water recycling facilities in the Town of Buckeye, Arizona and has entered into a total of nine separate Design-Build-Operate contracts for facilities in Maricopa, Arizona. The site designated by the Town of Buckeye, Arizona for the Sundance Water Recycling Facility is directly across the street from a residential community.

To alleviate residents’ concerns, PERC Water developed an outreach program, which included Town Hall meetings and facility tours, to educate and ensure the residents that the Sundance Water Recycling Facility would be a good neighbor.

PERC Water provided Design-Build-Operate services for both Phase 1 and 2 of the Sundance master-planned community. The project guaranteed a fixed cost, construction schedule and value engineering during the conceptual design of the project. Phase 1 was completed with a 1.2 MGD capacity.

Rapid growth in the area and surrounding communities just east of Sundance prompted the Town of Buckeye to expand the facility to accommodate the growing population. Fortunately, the flexibility of the PERC ASP® design allowed the Town to expand the planned capacity from 1.2 MGD to the cumulative capacity of 3.6 MGD without having to purchase additional land. Phase 2, which was completed in May 2009, can support approximately 14,400 homes.

The Valley Forward Association awarded the Sundance facility in 2003 with an “Award of Merit” for Environmental Technologies due to its ability to produce Arizona Class A+ effluent without chemical additives. For more details on the Sundance Water Recycling Facility, including key design features, please contact us at