SLCDPU has created an architectural vision for the project that is based on the local water cycle.
- Water flows from the Wasatch Mountains
- The water is used by residents, businesses and industry
- The water then travels through pipes to the Water Reclamation Facility where it goes through a treatment process
- The treated water is then released back into the Great Salt Lake where the water evaporates and turns into rain and snow, and the cycle begins anew
This vision will be reflected through the use of materials to capture the four water cycle steps.
Additional Aspects of the Plan
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This provides an opportunity for
- Public meeting space
- Educational elements
- Public access to wetlands
Through outreach efforts, we heard the public would like access to the polishing wetlands and for the wetlands to have boardwalks or paths, viewing areas, educational signage and displays. Community members also asked that this area connect to local trails and other outdoor recreational offerings, such as the Jordan River Parkway and the Rose Park Golf Course.
Water Reclamation Facility Sustainability Elements.
Salt Lake City has wisely invested in its green mission to help our community conserve resources, reduce pollution, minimize carbon emissions, and ensure a healthy, sustainable future. The City’s approach to sustainability and programs to support it have made us a sustainability leader among American cities.
As a sustainability leader, the City is always pushing to accomplish more. We are evaluating various sustainability measures to improve effectiveness and efficiency of the new Water Reclamation Facility. We’re committed to building a model Facility, while also being prudent with public funds.
OUR SUSTAINABLE APPROACH
On January 12, 2017, Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski signed the Sustainability Infrastructure Executive Order, calling for citywide collaboration on sustainability. The executive order includes:
- Net-zero energy buildings
- LEED design standards
- Sustainable infrastructure
- Comprehensive energy management
This is how we will apply the Sustainability Executive Order to the rebuilding of the Water Reclamation Facility:
|EXECUTIVE ORDER||AFFECTED FACILITIES|
|Executive Order Title||Administration Buiding|
|LEED Design Standards|
|Sustainable Infrastructure||Campus Infrastructure|
|Comprehensive Energy Management||Existing Buildings|
We’ve established a clear plan to integrate the sustainability elements that make the most sense for each part of the new Water Reclamation Facility. Our process is to continuously assess all planning, design and construction decisions to optimize long term community value.
Transformative Energy Solutions
We’ve established a clear plan to integrate the sustainability elements that make the most sense for each part of the new Water Reclamation Facility. Our process is to continuously access all planning, design and construction decisions to optimize long term community value.