An average of 2.25 million gallons of wastewater flows through Joint Base Lewis-McChord's sewers each day- up to 1 billion gallons per year. The upgraded plant at Solo Point ensures JBLM meets current and future water quality requirements for Puget Sound. This $91-million facility serves JBLM, Camp Murray and the American Lake Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Healthcare System American Lake Division in Lakewood. It was constructed using the most current technologies ensuring the plant meets current and future discharge requirements to protect Puget Sound water quality. It can treat effluent to Class A drinking water standards setting the stage for reclaimed water usage in the future.
Sustainable features of this facility include 45% water use reduction, optimized energy performance, use of locally sourced materials, natural day-lighting, and water efficient landscaping and rain gardens for stormwater management. The plant was also designed to meet the security requirements of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and include a complete SCADA systems for operations and control.