Stamford, Conn., is in the final stages of the largest capital project ever undertaken by the city, and the hard work and determination is already starting to prove worthwhile.
On Jan. 26, 2006, the U.S. Conference of Mayors recognized Stamford’s partnership with CH2M HILL with its Outstanding Achievement in Public-Private Partnership Award.
Stamford Mayor Dannel Malloy, along with CH2M HILL Regional Business Group Manager Tom Decker and CH2M HILL Project Manager Brian Gackstatter, accepted the award during the Conference’s Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C.
“We are honored to receive this award,” says Malloy. “The Conference of Mayors award recognizes only the top public-private partnerships in the country, and to be included among these other success stories is a testament to both this project and the relationship between the city and CH2M HILL.”
CH2M HILL partnered with Stamford to provide engineering design and support during construction for a $105 million upgrade and expansion of the 30-year-old Stamford Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF), $60 million of which is associated with nitrogen removal processes. The city hired CH2M HILL in 1996 for the massive project, though the partnership between Stamford and CH2M HILL began in 1989 through proactive projects addressing nitrogen removal in the Long Island Sound.
The upgrade and expansion project will have several positive impacts on the Stamford community, including environmental enhancements to the region and community, the opportunity for waterfront revitalization, the capacity to support growth in the city and economic benefits through Connecticut’s unique nutrient removal credit trading program.