Encana Neptune WTF



Moneta, Wyoming

Wong Strauch Architects provided architectural services from design through contract documents for Encana Neptune Water Treatment Facility in Central Wyoming. The project, the first of its kind in the region and one of only a few worldwide (3rd largest), takes the traditional ’produced’ water from natural gas well production and cleans the water to be reintroduced into the watershed. At full capacity, the facility will produce 1,000,000 of fresh water suitable for storage in a nearby reservoir. Traditionally, this water would not have been treated and injected into the ground.

WSA worked closely with Rettew Engineering on the 23,500 GSF two-story facility. Along with internal chemical and product loading areas, the facility contains two specialized areas which must contain a ‘deflagration’ event, Waste Removal areas, Chemical Storage rooms, Specialized processing rooms, laboratory, office, break room and conference areas. Due to the extreme winter months weather, special detailing occurred throughout the building, to allow for critical exterior functions to occur indoors without creating a hazard for the plant or its occupants.

Energy saving designs were incorporated into the facility, including daylight sensors, Kalwall for natural light, efficient metal wall panels, low flow plumbing fixtures, and walk off mats to decrease indoor pollution.