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Town of Wellton On-Call Water Treatment Plant Expansion

Nicklaus has been the Town Engineer for the Town of Wellton for over 30 years. As such, Nicklaus has designed numerous infrastructure facilities for the Town, including water treatment plant upgrades. One of these is the expansion of the Town of Wellton Water Treatment Plant.

The expansion included the addition of a 600,000 gallon ground storage tank with all related appurtenances including foundation design, steel tank, site piping and connection to the existing water filtration water system. Also included was the addition of a new filtration system for a total of six new filtration tanks with related piping for connection to clarified water, pumping station and backwash connection. The project included a topographic survey, geotechnical investigation, piping plan, and all related details for tank and filter system. Nicklaus handled all permitting with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) for the water plant expansion. Nicklaus also assisted the town by putting the project out to bid and selecting the most qualified contractor.

Nicklaus supervised the construction of the water treatment plant expansion for the Town of Wellton, provided construction staking, quality control testing, and updated the masterplan of the facility. The project was successfully designed and constructed demonstrating Nicklaus’ ability to design and manage the construction of a municipal water improvement project.

Project Type: Municipal

Client: Town of Wellton

Role: Engineer


  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction management
  • Geotechnical Engineering

Funding: $75,191

Location: Wellton, AZ