Oxnard Water Treatment Facility
Located in Southern California, the Oxnard Advanced Water Purification Facility (AWPF) was created to provide the city an alternative to imported water from the northern portion of the state.
Using a newly installed microfiltration system with reverse osmosis and ultraviolet (UV) disinfection, the facility is able to produce locally controlled, recycled water that is independent of outside influences, such as the climate or governmental regulations.
McCarthy constructed the 60,000-sf project, located on five acres. The result of this building is that now there is a process that requires less energy than what was used to import water to the area. Recycled water produced at the facility will be used in a number of applications, including industrial process, irrigation and indirect potable reuse through groundwater injection.