Sep 16, 2011

CH2M HILL Wins 2011 WateReuse Intl. Award

The company’s project in Australia drought-proofs Brisbane’s water supply

CH2M HILL is pleased to announce that the firm has been awarded the 2011 WateReuse Intl. Award from the WateReuse Assn. for the Luggage Point Advanced Water Treatment Plant Project (AWTP). CH2M HILL accepted the award on Sept. 12 during the 26th Annual WateReuse Symposium in Phoenix.

The WateReuse Intl. Award acknowledges international facilities that contribute significantly to the advancement of success within the water reuse industry worldwide.

“The Luggage Point Advanced Water Treatment Plant has demonstrated continued dedication to the international water reuse community, and the WateReuse Assn. gratefully acknowledges the contributions they have made,” the WateReuse Assn. said.

The need for this project arose during a period of unprecedented population growth in Brisbane and South East Queensland in Australia, combined with a prolonged drought from 2002 to 2008, which created an acute shortage of water in the region.

In response, the Queensland government implemented the Western Corridor Recycled Water Project to include three advanced water treatment plants.

The Luggage Point AWTP, a major part of this scheme, purifies secondary effluent from the adjacent wastewater treatment plant to a level that complies with drinking quality standards to augment the city of Brisbane’s largest potable water source, Lake Wivenhoe, and to provide high-quality water to two power plants and other customers.

“It was a pleasure to be a part of this innovative project that drought-proofs Brisbane’s water supply for the foreseeable future,” CH2M HILL Global Technology Leader Larry Schimmoller said. “Successful delivery of this remarkable project in record time is a testimony to the hard work of all those involved.”

The Luggage Point Alliance (LPA) consists of the governmental agency Seqwater, joint venture partners CH2M HILL and Laing O’Rourke, and sub-alliance partners Aurecon (formerly Connell Wagner) and Hatch.