HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 9, 2013 — The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) awarded their Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award (OCEA) to ARCADIS US, the subsidiary of ARCADIS NV (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the leading pure play global engineering and consultancy firm, for its Alvarado Water Treatment Plant Ozone Upgrade and Expansion Project in San Diego. The project increased capacity at the 62 year old plant by nearly 70 percent and improved the disinfection process providing safer, better tasting water to San Diego’s growing communities.
The Alvarado Water Treatment Plant, the oldest active facility providing water to San Diego residents, now uses ozone rather than chlorine to disinfect the city’s drinking water. Ozone disinfection reduces the water’s level of potentially harmful chlorine by-product and removes tastes and odors for safer, more aesthetically pleasing water. The ozone process was placed between settling and filtration, never before imagined in San Diego, and thereby reduced chemical dosages and energy usage.
“This project, constructed in phases and affecting every facility on the site over 12 years, showcases ARCADIS’ approach to applying innovative solutions in concert with nature to our clients’ most challenging projects,” said Steve Blake, CEO for ARCADIS US “We ensured the project didn’t disrupt local species habitat, we employed sustainable design elements including the use of solar panels, delivered the project on time and under budget, and the plant provided the citizens of San Diego uninterrupted service that met all drinking water regulations over the 12 year construction period.”
Established in 1960, ASCE’s OCEA Award recognizes a project and the many engineers who have made a significant contribution to the civil engineering profession.
For more information, please contact Debra Havins of ARCADIS at 303-471-3485 or Email Contact.
ARCADIS is the leading pure play global engineering and consultancy firm, providing consultancy, design, engineering and management services in infrastructure, water, environment and buildings. We enhance mobility, sustainability and quality of life by creating balance in the built and natural environments. ARCADIS develops, designs, implements, maintains and operates projects for companies and governments. With 22,000 employees and more than $3.3 billion in revenues, the company has an extensive international network supported by strong local market positions. ARCADIS supports UN-HABITAT with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world. Visit us at: www.arcadis-us.com.