Sterling Natural Resource Center, California

To help bring independence to the San Bernardino area, this design & build project will enhance the region’s water supply, while providing an opportunity for the district to self-manage its wastewater management and ground water recharge source. It will also educate the community about the treatment process.

The state-of-the-art wastewater treatment facility will produce Class B biosolids, food to waste energy source and water to recharge the natural groundwater aquifer. The plant is designed to treat eight million gallons of water per day and at peak processing will be able to treat 10 million gallons of water per day.

Balfour Beatty, along with lead designer and engineer-of-record, Arcadis, and architect-of-record, Ruhnau Clark Architects, is also providing the District with architecture, design, construction and operations. The team designed the facility with emphasis on efficiency, economics, reliability, flexibility and sustainability, with flexibility to be upgraded as future needs evolve. 

The construction team broke ground in October 2018 and the project is expected to be complete in 2021.

8 million

Gallons of water treated per day