CH2M receives prestigious Global Water Awards for innovative water projects

May 6, 2015
CH2M announced that two of its projects -- The Region of Peel's Lakeview Water Treatment Plant as well as Hunter Water -- have received prestigious industry awards during the Global Water Awards ceremony.

DENVER, CO, May 6, 2015 -- CH2M, a global engineering firm specializing in government, industrial, infrastructure, and energy projects, announced that two of its projects have received prestigious industry awards during the Global Water Awards ceremony. Presented on April 27 in Athens, Greece, by Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission (2004-2014) and Prime Minister of Portugal (2002-2004), the 2015 Global Water Awards celebrate outstanding achievements in the international water industry.

The Region of Peel'sLakeview Water Treatment Plant, located in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, was named the Water Project of the Year for its 400,000 m3/d phase-2 OBM2 expansion project, which is part of a 12-year, $450-million capital improvement program. OBM2 treats water from Lake Ontario using ozone, biologically active carbon contactors, ultraviolet disinfection, and membrane ultrafiltration.

CH2M designed, permitted and commissioned the expansion project on behalf of the Region of Peel, who was recognized for the innovative deployment of one of the world's largest integrated ozone, biological contactors and membrane facilities. For more than 60 years, the Region has been a pioneer in infrastructure planning, proactively accommodating significant growth in its service population.

Designed with sustainability in mind, Lakeview's reduced footprint allowed for the preservation of green spaces and the continued use of public recreational fields. The plant avoids coagulation and allows 95 percent of process residuals to be returned to the Lake -- largely eliminating the need for costly disposal by truck and keeping chemical deliveries to a minimum.

Additionally, CH2M's client, Hunter Water, received an Award of Distinction for Water Reuse Project of the Year, for its Kooragang Industrial Water Scheme -- a groundbreaking wastewater recycling scheme, which features a 9,000 m3/d advanced water treatment plant. The plant polishes treated municipal wastewater from the Shortland wastewater treatment plant and supplies the clean water via an 8-km pipeline to industrial water users on Kooragang Island, located in New South Wales, Australia.

CH2M, as part of the Hunter Treatment Alliance, with its client Hunter Water and Joint Venture Partner Lend Lease, led the concept and detailed design of the A$40-million project for Hunter Water. Industrial users, like chemical company, Orica, and commercial users in need of water for power stations, dairy farms, and golf courses, are benefiting from the use of recycled water. The project is helping to secure the lower Hunter region's precious water resources through effective water reuse.

See also:

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About CH2M

CH2M is a global engineering company partnering with public and private clients to tackle the world's most complex infrastructure and natural resource challenges. The firm's work is concentrated in the water, transportation, energy, environment, and industrial markets. CH2M has produced $6.1 billion in revenue and consists of 25,000 employees and is a specialist in program, construction and operations management and design. For more information, visit


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