Water Quality Laboratory

Vacaville, CA

The City of Vacaville needed a new water quality laboratory as part of facility upgrades to the Easterly Wastewater Treatment Plant Tertiary Project.

Included are modules for Sample Receiving, Wet Chemistry, Microbiology, Nutrients and Instrumentation areas. The lab provides an open floor plan with adequate workspace for lab operations as well as air quality and temperature regulation suitable for trace-level organic and inorganic analysis. A separate office area including a multi-purpose room to serve as a break room and training space are incorporated in the design. Energy efficient lighting, daylighting, and acoustics were addressed through materials, building orientation and window placement to improve workplace comfort and reduce energy usage. Rooftop HVAC and filtration systems address fine clay dust and seasonal small swarming insects.

Client: City of Vacaville
Cost: $3.7 Million
Completion: 2016

Photos: Charlie Simpson