- Location: Bisbee, Arizona
- Owner: City of Bisbee
- Engineer(s): Brown and Caldwell
- Contract Type: Fixed Unit Price (competitive bid)
- Status: Completed
“To stop in Bisbee is to stop in time. Nestled in the mile-high Mule Mountains of southern Arizona, Bisbee has maintained an Old World charm seldom found anywhere in the United States.” - City’s website home page
An 1880s Arizona mining community reborn as an artist community and tourist attraction wanted to protect its historic feel while updating city services. This led to the Bisbee Wastewater Improvements Project, the rehabilitation of the town’s wastewater collection system and construction of treatment facilities. Located on the Mexican border, the City’s approximately 6,000 residents live along narrow streets originally designed for horse and buggy traffic, which presented a challenge.
Barnard helped the City maintain its historic feel while carefully installing more than 19 miles of pipe and the street connections for about 2,400 residences and businesses. Wastewater is now piped to a new 1.2-MGD treatment facility located south of the City. The contract allowed two years for the completion of the project. The pipe work was completed in August 2005 and the Wastewater Treatment Plant was completed in January 2006.