Montevina Water Treatment Plant Improvements Project (CA)

San Jose Water Company

HDR, Inc. - Progressive Design-Build


Montevina WTP pumpsThe $50 million project started in 2014 and was completed in 2018. The progressive design-build approach met SJW’s expectations in terms of innovation, collaboration, and flexibility to adjust the scope of the project to meet a fixed budget. HDR and SJW worked together during the 12-month design phase to optimize the project scope by incorporating several innovative ideas into the project such as:

  • Conversion of the existing filters to plate settling basins
  • Utilizing an existing clearwell for temporary off-spec basin storage during construction
  • Incorporating a new administration building into the project


Download the Water Design-Build Council's project spotlight to learn more about this project, including: 

  • Why SJW chose progressive design-build
  • The many plant improvements that will allow SJW to treat water with raw water turbidity levels as high as 100 to 500 NTU during and following storm events

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