Joint venture to restore NY wastewater systems damaged by Sandy

Nassau County Department of Public Works' wastewater systems damaged by Hurricane Sandy planned to be restored through joint venture.

Oct 9th, 2013

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO, Oct. 8, 2013 -- Those wastewater collection and treatment systems for Nassau County (New York) Department of Public Works that received unprecedented damage and flooding during Hurricane Sandy in October, 2012 are planned to be stabilized, designed and rebuilt through a new joint venture.

The partnership, between ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD) and Hazen and Sawyer, P.C., will provide consulting, preliminary design, pre-construction, construction and post-construction services to mitigate the effects of future storms across five WWTPs and over 30 pump stations within the Nassau Wastewater system over the next three years. This includes extreme weather hardening designed to endure a storm event with a 500-year return period.

The $2 billion program has already completed emergency response and repair work, which took place immediately after the storm. Already on site when the storm hit, the two companies worked with the recovery and repair team non-stop in the six weeks following the storm to assess damage to major electrical systems, pumping facilities and processes which were flooded and partially submerged with salt water. By December 14, the team had met all of its milestones for the emergency actions and had successfully restored the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant to full secondary treatment capacity.

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