In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the City of Yuma’s Desert Dunes Water Reclamation Facility will host an open house from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, giving residents an opportunity to see how the plant works.
Desert Dunes was constructed 2005 to support the needs of the developing eastern portion of the City of Yuma. During that time the facility has treated nearly 4 billion gallons of waste.
Located on Avenue 6E near 40th Street, Desert Dunes Water Reclamation Facility has been one of the principle wastewater treatment facilities in Arizona for technology since its inception. In 2005 it was awarded the Best Infrastructure Project annual award and in 2015 it was awarded the Wastewater Project of the Year award by AZ Water for an innovative solids thickening project.
Some of the technologies utilized by the Desert Dunes Water Reclamation Facility include:
- Ultraviolet disinfection technology.
- Extended aeration.
- Utilization of modified Ludzack-Ettinger process.
- Odor control.
- Aerobic digestion.
- Opportunities to reuse water.
- Master-planned concepts.
In recognition of the 10-year anniversary the City is hosting an open house from noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 9. City staff will guide tours of the site and the treatment process.
City of Yuma Desert Dunes Water Reclamation Facility Open House
Desert Dunes Water Reclamation Facility
3901 S. Ave 6E
Yuma, AZ 85365
Wednesday, Dec. 9
Noon to 2 p.m.