Echo Park Lake restoration wins Environmental Sustainability Grand Prize

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OVERLAND PARK, KS, April 29, 2014 -- The American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) has recognized the restoration of Echo Park Lake and its parklands in the city of Los Angeles, Calif., with the 2014 Environmental Sustainability Grand Prize for its exceptional sustainability practices.

The City of Los Angeles Proposition O financed the multi-year project, and Black & Veatch provided engineering and design services. The measure required water quality improvement and vegetation and habitat restoration. The Black & Veatch team delivered multipurpose solutions while balancing the city's goals and objectives in a sustainable manner. The project maintains the lake's important flood control, recreational and aesthetic features.

"This award recognizes the efforts of the city of Los Angeles to restore the centerpiece of a valuable urban park," said Cindy Wallis-Lage, President of Black & Veatch's water business. "To meet their goal for a sustainable solution, we were challenged to deliver a chemical-free water treatment plan."

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