May 31, 2007

CH2M HILL Receives Five Excellence in Environmental Engineering Awards from AAEE

CH2M HILL, a global engineering, construction, and operations firm, received five Excellence in Environmental Engineering awards from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers (AAEE).

The Los Angeles Integrated Resources Plan won the Grand Prize in the Planning category. CH2M HILL teamed with CDM and the city of Los Angeles to develop a strategy for the 3.8 million residents of the city to manage their water resources more efficiently.

The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MSD) Study of High-Rate Treatment of Wet Weather Flows received the 2007 Grand Prize in the Small Project category. CH2M HILL and Milwaukee MSD demonstrated the effectiveness of chemically enhanced clarification (CEC), biologically enhanced CEC and a UV disinfection system in treating intermittent high wet-weather wastewater flows.

The F. Wayne Hill Water Resources Center was awarded the 2007 Grand Prize in the Design category. The team of CH2M HILL, Jordan, Jones & Goulding , Inc., and Precision Planning, Inc. delivered this $365 million facility approximately a year ahead of schedule.

The Stamford Water Pollution Control facility won the Honor Award in the Small Project category. Teamed with the city of Stamford, Conn., CH2M HILL achieved the most ambitious and sophisticated upgrade in the plant’s history by increasing the plant’s average capacity by 4 million gallons per day and upgrading the facility.

The MSD-Cincinnati Wet Weather Storage and Treatment Facility received the 2007 Honor Award in the Small Project category. CH2M HILL eliminated the discharge of untreated sewage for rainfall events to improve local water quality and protect public health. The project was completed $50,000 under budget and six months ahead of schedule.

The AAEE is dedicated to ensuring public health, safety and welfare to enable human co-existence with nature. AAEE’s Excellence in Environmental Engineering Competition recognizes the best of today’s environmental engineering by examining a project’s innovation, proven performance and customer satisfaction, holistic environmental perspective and contribution to an improved quality of life and economic efficiency.