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Tesla Water Treatment Facility

Aggressive schedule, strictest energy code in the US, largest facility in California, 2.5 million people served. No problem.

  • 2.5

    Million Served

  • $86M

    Project Value

  • 315


  • Tracy, California

    Tracy, California

Providing drinking water to over 2.5 million people in the Metropolitan San Francisco area

Water treatment plants are some of the most expensive and complicated capital projects undertaken by public agencies. When the plant supplies drinking water to more than 2.5 million people, the stakes are even higher. Stantec exceeded difficult design requirements and helped the owner save significant public funds while delivering the project ahead of schedule.

At 315 million gallons per day, the facility is one of the largest UV disinfection drinking water plants in North America and the largest in California. A facility of this size normally takes up to four years to complete – working in partnership with the contractor on a design-build team, we completed the project in two years and three months.

The facility meets California Title 24, the strictest energy code in the country. The operations, UV process area, and electrical building were combined into a single LEED Silver certified facility, reducing capital costs and improving operability and maintenance. The plant is designed to be robust and low maintenance, while satisfying seismic design criteria that are necessary for this post disaster structure. 

At a Glance

  • San Francisco Public Utilities Comm
  • PCL Construction
2014 ACEC Honor Award
2014 ACEC California Honor Award
2012 CMAA, Northern California Chapter Project of the Year

Client Appreciation

"On behalf of myself and SFPUC I greatly appreciate being part of the Project and working alongside fantastic Stantec Professionals. In my 26 years of working in this profession, this project of all projects has stood out for me mainly due to the individuals from both Stantec and PCL that I have worked with in which I have a great respect for and continue to enjoy our friendship and camaraderie long after the project." Bijan Ahmadzadeh, City Regional Construction Manager
Meet Our Team

Reno Fiorante, Senior Vice President, Water

Ensuring a clean water supply and protecting waterways from the wastewater we generate benefits our communities for generations to come.
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Rob Simm, Senior Vice President, Emergent Sector Leader, Water

Sewage should no longer be viewed as only a waste product. From energy generation to fertilizer production, I help our clients maximize the potential of their wastewater.
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John Take, Executive Vice President, Chief Growth & Innovation Officer

Protecting entire cities from flooding or helping industries keep their processes running—for me, it’s all about moving water.
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Mark Smith, Principal, Water

Our team takes the time to listen to our clients and tailor solutions to meet their unique needs—on each project.

Reno Fiorante

Senior Vice President, Water

Rob Simm

Senior Vice President, Emergent Sector Leader, Water

John Take

Executive Vice President, Chief Growth & Innovation Officer

Mark Smith

Principal, Water

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