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Benefits of Adopting Asset Management Practices in Water Utilities

CH2M HILL’s Nick Pealy discusses the benefits of adopting an asset management approach to streamline operations.

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Topics: Uncategorized.

Black & Veatch Awarded Design-Build Contract for Nutrient Recovery

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The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) has selected Water Design-Build Council member Black & Veatch and Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies to design and build a new nutrient recovery system at its Stickney Water Reclamation Plant in Cicero, IL.

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Topics: Black & Veatch, Wastewater Infrastructure/Treatment.

Project Spotlight: Davie Water & Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades

The members of the Water Design-Build Council are at the forefront of the design-build industry and their projects reprepesent some of the most forward thinking and innovative efforts in the water and wastewater sector. As part of our efforts to provide information on design-build best practices, we’re sharing select case studies of member design-build projects with you in our “Project Spotlight” series. This week, learn how AECOM used a two-phase progressive design-build project delivery model to upgrade the water and wastewater treatment plants in the town of Davie, Florida.

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Topics: AECOM, Wastewater Infrastructure/Treatment, Water Design-Build Project.

Five Keys to Developing Solutions for Complex Water Issues

Findings from “Unlocking Innovation,” a white paper from Black & Veatch and the Singapore International Water Week (SIWW), reveal that there are five key factors to consider when developing new solutions for complex water issues. Those key issues – education, communication, collaboration, integration, and investment – were highlighted in the report, which provides recommendations on how the water industry can unlock innovation to address water challenges around the world.

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Topics: Black & Veatch.

Avoiding the Sanitary Sewer Overflows Rehabilitation Rut

By Robert Cook, Professional Engineer, CH2M HILL, Dwayne Frye, Senior Project Engineer, Knoxville Utilities Board and Sharon Deane, Project Engineer, Knoxville Utilities Board.

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Topics: Uncategorized.

Project Spotlight: Design-Build for Effluent Reclamation

The members of the Water Design-Build Council are at the forefront of the design-build industry and their project reprepesent some of the most forward-thinking and innovative efforts in the water and wastewater sector. As part of our efforts to share information on design-build best practices, we’re sharing select case studies of member design-build projects with you in our “Project Spotlight” series. This week, learn how HDR Constructors used a design-build project delivery model to upgrade a sanitary effluent reclamation facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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Topics: HDR, Wastewater Infrastructure/Treatment.

Strategies for Nutrient & Resource Management in Cities of the Future

By Samuel Jeyanayagam, PhD, PE, BCEE, Vice President, CH2M HILL

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Topics: Uncategorized.

Aging US Water Infrastructure: The Role of the Private Sector

Water Design-Build Council member AECOM Technology Corporation, a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for public and private clients in more than 140 countries around the world, recently announced that it has published a white paper titled, “Fostering a Larger Private-Sector Role in United States Infrastructure.”

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Topics: AECOM, P3, Water Infrastructure/Treatment.

Where’s The Public Anger About Water?

Major headlines are appearing throughout the national media about Prince Georges County, Maryland, residents and businesses being without water for five days while the utility repairs a major water main. Newspapers and TV news anchors initially reported this issue as a “natural disaster” because of its impact on residents, health care facilities, and businesses. Some are questioning (and perhaps even opining) why this situation is occurring and why haven’t public officials taken actions before now to prevent it. But at the same time, a lot of people, businesses, and industries might actually live out just what it is like to be without water. Imagine turning on the spigot and nothing comes out!

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Topics: WDBC Admin.

Aging Water/Wastewater Infrastructure Forces Utilities to Make Hard Choices

The Miami-Dade Commission approved $1.6 billion over the next 15 years to repair and update the county’s aging water and sewer pipes. That sounds like a big commitment, and it demonstrates a step in the right direction.

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Topics: Haskell.