Author Archives: Jacqueline McMahon, PE, Water/Wastewater Engineer, Freese and Nichols

About Jacqueline McMahon, PE, Water/Wastewater Engineer, Freese and Nichols

Jacqueline McMahon is a professional engineer in Freese and Nichols’ Treatment, Transmission, and Utilities Group, with a bachelor of science in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. She has six years of design experience in the water and wastewater industry, as well as experience providing program controls for large, multidiscipline projects for municipalities and utilities throughout Central Texas.

Silver Lining: Lessons Learned from an Envision-Rated Treatment Plant

Sustainability has become a word mentioned across our lives and the industry but isn’t as clearly defined as other terms like efficiency, safety factor, or effluent quality. According to the United Nations Brundtland Commission Report of 1987, “Sustainable development is…development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Its lack of specificity can make it difficult for engineers to improve their project’s sustainability; however, this freedom in exact definitions also provides the opportunity to apply sustainability in every decision and stage of design, construction, and operation of an engineered project.

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Topics: Collaborative Delivery, Freese and Nichols.