Editor-in-Chief Elisabeth Lisican showcases a handful of features to read in the April 2017 issue of Water & Wastes Digest.
LA Consulting, Inc. has been awarded an infrastructure maintenance operationsevaluation contract from the Port of Long Beach, Calif. Harry Lorick, president of LA Consulting, made the announcement. The project includes three phases - evaluation, system selection and improvement and business process implementation.
The Port of Long Beach is the second busiest port in the United States and 12th busiest container cargo port in the world. More than $100 billion worth of cargo moves through the port every year. This trade supports 1.4 million jobs nationwide, 316,000 jobs in the five-county Southern California region, and 30,000 in Long Beach. The port and generates about $15 billion in annual trade-related wages. In 2005, the port handled more than 6.7 million containers, 80 million metric tons of cargo and 5,313 vessel calls.
The port is spread over more than 3,000 acres and includes 10 operable piers, 74 cargo berths, 58,742 ft of wharves, 907,542 sq ft of storage space, seven container terminals, 70 cranes, two container freight stations and 82 miles of port-operated railways.
Assets include 2,614 signs, 45.5 miles of sanitary sewer lines, 32 sewer pump stations, 80.5 miles of storm drain lines, 21 stormwater pump stations, 476 water meters, 101 miles of water distribution lines, 11.7 miles of irrigation line, 8,263 linear ft of fire sprinkler lines, more than 30 miles of streets, two fireboats, one dive boat, 13 bridges, and 255 structures.