Water Design-Build Council Blog

Project Spotlight: Arizona's Agua Nueva Water Reclamation Facility

Posted by Admin on Thu, Apr 16, 2015 @ 12:39 PM

Partnering to Promote Best Design-Build Practices in Pima County, Arizona

CH2M HILL (CH2M) partnered with Pima County to implement one of the world’s most advanced water reclamation facilities: the Agua Nueva Water Reclamation Facility. As the single-entity designer, builder and operator, CH2M combined its integrated delivery capabilities and penchant for technical excellence to create an industry-first wastewater treatment process that saves taxpayers’ money and conserves resources in Arizona’s water-starved climates. 

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Topics: CH2M Hill, Water Infrastructure

Managing Design-Build Projects for Water Infrastructure

Posted by Admin on Tue, Feb 17, 2015 @ 04:30 PM

By Liz Kelly, CH2M HILL Senior Consultant

Liz Kelly presented at a half-day workshop, “Managing Design-Build Projects for Water Infrastructure,” on Tuesday, February 17, at 8:30 a.m., during the 2015 AWWA/WEF Utility Management Conference (UMC), held from February 17-20, in Austin, Texas.  Learn more about CH2M HILL’s participation in UMC 2015.

Delivery of water projects using alternative contracting approaches continues to be of great interest in the water industry. 

The three-hour workshop, sponsored by the Water Design-Build Council (WDBC), was a “problem-solving” interactive education session designed specifically for utility administrators and agency managers involved in capital water and wastewater projects. The overall goal of these sessions is to equip industry professionals with the essential knowledge they need to plan for and manage through the transition process, a design-build water and wastewater infrastructure rehabilitation and replacement project.

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Topics: CH2M Hill

Demonstration Wetlands Treat and Reuse RO Concentrate

Posted by Admin on Wed, Jul 09, 2014 @ 09:11 AM

Jim Bays of WDBC Member CH2M Hill provides details of the firm's collaboration with the Arizona Bureau of Reclamation and the City of Goodyear, Arizona to implement an innovative approach in treatment wetlands.

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How Effective Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) Systems Remove Pathogens

Posted by Admin on Wed, May 14, 2014 @ 09:53 AM

CH2M HILL and the City of Henderson recently completed a study to evaluate pathogen removal efficiencies through a full-scale membrane bioreactor system (MBR) that produces recycled water for the City of Henderson, Nevada. The results of the study show that MBR systems are very efficient for reducing viruses and pathogenic organisms—greatly reducing the need for downstream disinfection treatment.

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Topics: CH2M Hill

New Tool Helps Water Utilities Implement Effective Utility Management

Posted by Admin on Wed, Mar 05, 2014 @ 09:03 AM

The Water Research Foundation and WDBC member CH2M HILL have teamed up on benchmarking tool for effective utility management. The tool, released earlier this month, will help utilities plan, implement, measure, and monitor organizational performance enhancements against 10 specific attributes of effectively managed utilities.

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Topics: CH2M Hill

Understanding the True Cost of Water

Posted by Admin on Thu, Jan 30, 2014 @ 09:16 AM

The British Broadcast Corporation (BBC) featured Bryan Harvey of WDBC member company CH2MHill in two recent broadcast segments on water, one of the world’s most precious natural resources. Bryan shared his perspective on the true cost of water and why it is important for nations and consumers to understand the value of water.

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Topics: CH2M Hill

'Value of Water' Campaign Aims to Educate the Public

Posted by Admin on Wed, Oct 09, 2013 @ 09:37 AM

CH2M HILL joins with Coalition to promote ‘Value of Water’, a new campaign aimed at educating the public on the importance of clean water and investing in our nation’s aging infrastructure

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Topics: CH2M Hill

Benefits of Adopting Asset Management Practices in Water Utilities

Posted by Admin on Wed, Sep 18, 2013 @ 09:49 AM

CH2M HILL’s Nick Pealy discusses the benefits of adopting an asset management approach to streamline operations.

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Topics: CH2M Hill

Avoiding the Sanitary Sewer Overflows Rehabilitation Rut

Posted by Admin on Wed, Aug 14, 2013 @ 08:03 AM

By Robert Cook, Professional Engineer, CH2M HILL, Dwayne Frye, Senior Project Engineer, Knoxville Utilities Board and Sharon Deane, Project Engineer, Knoxville Utilities Board.

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Topics: CH2M Hill

Strategies for Nutrient & Resource Management in Cities of the Future

Posted by Admin on Thu, Aug 01, 2013 @ 09:02 AM

By Samuel Jeyanayagam, PhD, PE, BCEE, Vice President, CH2M HILL

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Topics: CH2M Hill