Editorial staff selected projects & presented awards to owners, designers, contractors & manufacturers
Pictured: Komline-Sanderson and Duperon Corp.
The editors of Water & Wastes Digest (W&WD) presented the 2016 Top Projects and Industrial Top Projects awards at a Sept. 26 ceremony held at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside during WEFTEC.16. Awards were presented to owners, designers, contractors, and manufacturers involved in the 12 water and wastewater projects and six industrial water and wastewater projects selected as winners by the editorial staff. The industrial category was added this year in light of Top Projects’ enduring popularity.
The Top Projects winners are:
Dickinson Finished Water Pump Station – Dickinson, N.D.
Owner: North Dakota State Water Commission
Designer: Bartlett & West/AECOM JV
Contractors: John T. Jones Construction Co.; Muth Electric Inc.; and Central Mechanical Inc.
Manufacturers: Flow Serve; Schneider Electric; TRANE; ACME; Eaton; Lithonia Lighting; Pratt; American; and SCC Superior Crane Corp.
Enhanced Nutrient Removal at Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant – Baltimore, Md.
Owner: City of Baltimore, Md.
Designer: KCI Technologies
Contractor: Archer Western Contractors
Manufacturers: APG Neuros; Invent; Westech; Xylem Inc.; Penn Valley; ABB; Goulds; Geiger; Cincinnati Crane; Eaton; Excelsior; Orbinox; Hanson; Hydro Intl.; Vapex Intl.; Felker; DeNora; Fairbanks Nijhuis; Gardner Denver; Vaughn; and Pulsafeeder
Pictured: Westech, Xylem Inc., Vapex Intl., KCI Technologies and Vaughn.
Fairhope Water Resource Recovery Facility – Fairhope, Ala.
Owner: City of Fairhope, Ala.
Designer: Volkert Inc.
Contractor: J&P Construction
Manufacturers: John Meunier; Schreiber; Roots; Siemens; Flygt; GE/Roots; Gorman Rupp; and Golden Harvest
Forbes Hill Reservoir – San Rafael, Calif.
Owner: Marin Municipal Water District
Designer: Beyaz & Patel Inc.
Contractor: Aztec Contractors
Manufacturer: CST Covers
Inland Brine Disposal Wetland Innovation Project – Goodyear, Ariz.
Owner: City of Goodyear, Ariz.
Contractors: J2 Matrix Design Group; U.S. Bureau of Reclamation; Maricopa County Parks & Recreation; and Maricopa County Flood Control District
Pictured: City of Goodyear, Ariz., CH2M and Xenco Labs
NMB Water Advanced Metering Infrastructure – North Miami Beach, Fla.
Owner: NMB Water – City of North Miami Beach
Contractors: Itron, Pedal Valves
Manufacturers: Itron, Neptune
Nutrient Reduction Additions and Alterations City of Lebanon Authority Wastewater Treatment Plant – Lebanon, Pa.
Owner: City of Lebanon Authority
Designer: Gannett Fleming
Contractors: Allan A. Myers; Frey-Lutz; Heisey Mechanical; and Garden Spot Electric
Manufacturers: Komline-Sanderson; Alfa-Laval; Turblex; Severn Trent; Infilco IDI; Ozonia; Ovivo; Siemens Water Technologies; and Duperon
Peninsula Pipelines Seismic Upgrade Project – Milbrae, San Bruno, South San Francisco, and Colma, Calif.
Owner: San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Designer: San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants
Contractor: Ranger Pipelines Inc.
Manufacturers: Northwest Pipe Co.; Mueller Co.; DeZurik; Apco; and Auma
Project Blackhawk – Camden, S.C.
Owner: City of Camden, S.C.
Designer: Brown and Caldwell and Southeastern
Contractors: Carolina Tap & Bore Inc.; Sumter Utilities Inc.; and IPR Southeast LLC
Manufacturers: Diamond Plastics Corp.; U.S. Pipe; IPR Southeast LLC; and TEAM Industrial Services
Rougemont Critical Water Infrastructure Improvements – Rougemont, N.C.
Owner: Durham County, N.C.
Contractor: H.G. Reynolds Co. Inc.
Manufacturers: Unitra Inc.; Air Rite; Reco USA; Neptune Technology Group; Watson-Marlow; Omnisite; and Custom Controls Unlimited Inc.
Thornton Composite Reservoir – Thornton, Ill.
Owner: Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
Designer: Black and Veatch Corp. Inc. and MWH Americas Inc.
Contractors: F. H. Paschen/Cabo Construction Corp., Walsh/II in One
Manufacturers: SteelFab Inc.; Eaton; Sorenson; Quincy; and Hubbell
Pictured: the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
Vero Beach – Vero Beach, Fla.
Owner: City of Vero Beach, Fla.
Designer: Robert J. Bolton, P.E., director of water and sewer, City of Vero Beach
Contractors: City of Vero Beach staff; Coastal Drilling & Backhoe Inc.; Brian Davis Septic & Backhoe Services; Drainmaster Inc.; East Coast Trenching & Septic Tank Service Inc.; Gotta Go Green; Hinkle and Sons Septic; KRK Enterprises Inc.; Meeks Plumbing Inc.; and Reliable Septic and Services
Manufacturers: Orenco Systems; Roth Industries; and Vermeer Southeast
The Industrial Top Projects winners are:
Afulilo Dam – Upolu, Samoa
Owner: John Hinde
Designer: Air Diffusion Systems
Contractor: King Eng. in Upolu, Samoa
Manufacturers: Kaeser, Air Diffusion Systems
California Olive Ranch BJM Stainless Steel Pumps Installation – Artois, Calif.
Designer: California Olive Ranch
Contractor: R.F. MacDonald
Manufacturer: BJM Pumps
Honda (HPPG) Wastewater – Tallapoosa, Ga.
Owner: Honda (HPPG) Corp.
Designer: Caloris Eng. LLC
Manufacturers: Caloris Eng. LLC
Liquid Food Waste & FOG Receiving Station – Vineland, N.J.
Owner: The Landis Sewerage Authority
Designer: In-house engineering staff
Contractors: In-house staff
Manufacturers: JWC Environmental Muffin Monster; Liberty Process Equipment; SIHI Pumps; Vaughan; and Square D
Liquid Natural Gas Plant Process Water – Philippines
Designer: Genesis Water Technologies Inc.
Contractor: GWT local consortium
Slave Lake Pulp, a Div. of West Fraser Mills Ltd. – Slave Lake, Alberta, Canada.
Owner: Slave Lake Pulp, a Div. of West Fraser Mills Ltd.
Designer: ADI Systems
Contractors: Geomembrane Technologies Inc. (GTI), Biogasclean
Manufacturers: Geomembrane Technologies Inc. (GTI), Biogasclean
Nominations for Top Projects and Industrial Top Projects were accepted from April to July 2016. Projects highlight a water or wastewater project that was in its design or construction phase over the last 18 months.
Descriptions of winning Top Projects will be featured in W&WD’s December 2016 Annual Reference Guide issue. Descriptions of winning Industrial Top Projects will be featured in iWWD’s December 2016 issue.
Stay tuned for more photos and videos from our event.