Matrix was hired by the Guam Economic Development Authority to provide third party review and technical advice for GovGuam in the development of the plan with the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) to bring the Northern Wastewater Treatment Facility (NWWTF) to secondary treatment standards and assess impacts expected to result from the Guam Military Buildup. Matrix coordinated with GovGuam and the Guam Consolidated Commission for Utilities (CCU) as owner’s representative to consolidate, review, and analyze water and wastewater treatment, collection system, and outfall condition and capacity parameters for future military buildup. As a part of this technical evaluation, Matrix collected relevant reference documents including reports, permits, drawings and specifications and conducted site visits and infrastructure evaluations in the field. Matrix recommended technologies and improvements and provided oversight and critique of draft buildout concepts proposed by NAVFAC. Matrix developed water and wastewater infrastructure summaries outlining proposed infrastructure modifications to ensure compatibility with site selection, future regulatory compliance requirements, projected capacity needs, and appropriate alternatives. 

The work entailed field inspections of the NWWTF collection system, Bayside pump station. Matrix participated in and documented 15 coordination meetings over a 3-month period with groups of stakeholders that included GovGuam, Guam Military Buildup Office, Office of the Governor, Guam Water Authority, Guam CCU, USN Joint Guam Program Office, NAVFAC Utilities office, OEA/EEA, NAVFACPAC GPMO, DON/ OEA office, NAVFAC Marianas, the US Marine Corps, Brown & Caldwell, CDM, Stanley Consultants, AECOM, PG Environmental, and the USEPA.