Blog

Project Spotlight: Charnock Well Field Restoration

The Santa Monica Water Treatment Plant is approximately two miles from the Santa Monica city limits, and is owned by the City. The plant serves a population of 89,736. Through a progressive design-build procurement process, Water Design-Build Council member Black & Veatch was selected as the contractor for a project to provide engineering, design, procurement, construction, and commissioning services for both the Charnock Treatment Unit and the Santa Monica Water Treatment Plant.

Read More →
Topics: Black & Veatch, Progressive Design-Build.

‘Value of Water’ Campaign Aims to Educate the Public

CH2M HILL joins with Coalition to promote ‘Value of Water’, a new campaign aimed at educating the public on the importance of clean water and investing in our nation’s aging infrastructure

Read More →
Topics: Uncategorized.

Project Spotlight: Augusta, Georgia, Wastewater Treatment Plant

The Augusta Utilities Department (AUD) has owned and operated the J.B. Messerly Wastewater Treatment Plant since 1976. The facility receives domestic wastewater from the surrounding community, as well as a significant load from 18 major industrial contributors. The plant was originally permitted for a capacity of 46.1 mgd (monthly average), however the influent strength of the wastewater has increased over the years due to additional industrial facilities and a reduction in the inflow and infiltration into the system.

Read More →
Topics: Parsons, Wastewater Infrastructure/Treatment.

Project Spotlight: U.S. Navy Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade

The Maryland Department of the Environment began working toward a cleaner Chesapeake Bay by breaking ground to construct an upgrade to the Indian Head Wastewater Treatment Plant. They chose WDBC member Haskell to upgrade and expand their existing .5-mgd sewage treatment plant to reuse quality effluent meeting the requirements of the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Act.

Read More →
Topics: Haskell, Wastewater Infrastructure/Treatment.

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.

Read More →
Topics: Uncategorized.

Black & Veatch Awarded Design-Build Contract for Nutrient Recovery

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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.

Read More →
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.

Read More →
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.

Read More →
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.

Read More →
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.

Read More →
Topics: HDR, Wastewater Infrastructure/Treatment.