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City of Cape Coral Facility/Utility Expansion (FEP/UEP) Program

Proving our value throughout our long-term relationship with the city

  • $26M+

    In Cost Savings

  • Cape Coral, Florida

    Cape Coral, Florida

Sustainable solutions for Cape Coral's water and wastewater needs

In 2001, Cape Coral city officials prepared a comprehensive utility master plan to keep pace with increasing demands in one of the country’s fastest growing cities. A major part of the city’s program was a design and CM-at-Risk Utility Expansion Program (UEP) that added 720 miles of water, gravity sewer and irrigation pipelines, 240 miles of residential road, and 34 wastewater pump stations for residential and light industrial service. Stantec managed this large-scale program for the city, and provided all facility design and engineering services, design support during construction, and full CM-at-Risk services (including a 24/7 hotline for 23,000 residential customers served).

In 2004, the city awarded Stantec a subsequent seven-year, design and CM-at-Risk contract to further expand its water, sewer and irrigation collection, distribution and transmission systems, and to expand its production and treatment plant capacities through the Facility Expansion Program (FEP).

We doubled the capacity of Cape Coral’s two wastewater reclamation plants, designed a third new plant, expanded the existing water treatment plant, and built a new 12-mgd RO water treatment plant. The Stantec program team is comprised of over 60 construction management staff in the field, a design support team of surveyors, geotechnical engineers, designers, environmental consultants, permit specialists, and customer service representatives.

The projects where we conducted upgrades and increased capacity are the Everest Water Reclamation Facility, the Southwest Water Reclamation Facility, the North Cape RO Water Treatment Plant, the Southwest Water Reclamation Facility, and the North Cape Water Treatment Plant. We also managed the construction of 27 raw water production wells, three deep injection wells, and several aquifer storage and recovery test wells.

Our team managed the construction of the facilities under a guaranteed maximum price, open-book structure. Stantec and the city conducted system-wide value engineering exercises to identify the most economic and sustainable solutions for the city’s water and wastewater treatment needs.

We delivered ahead of schedule and demonstrated more than $26M in cost savings. Through the UEP, we organized and managed $33 million of direct purchases, permitting the city to take advantage of more than $2M in tax savings.

At a Glance

ENR Southeast Best of 2011 Project Award
2011 DBIA National Design-Build Award
2010 Environmental Business Journal Project Merit Award

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