Georgia water needs assessment project awarded to MACTEC

ATLANTA, GA, Mar. 21, 2011 -- The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority has rewarded MACTEC Engineering and Consulting of Atlanta the contract for Georgia's 2011 Drinking Water Inventory and Needs Survey Assessment...

• Drinking Water Inventory and Needs Assessment will establish basis for public water system needs and funding for Georgia

ATLANTA, GA, Mar. 21, 2011 -- The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) has rewarded MACTEC Engineering and Consulting (MACTEC) of Atlanta the contract for Georgia's 2011 Drinking Water Inventory and Needs Survey Assessment (DWINSA).

Completed every four years to assess the 20-year infrastructure needs of public water systems eligible for DWSRF Program funds, DWINSA supports Georgia funding levels under the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Program. MACTEC completed the 2007 DWINSA, which included extensive data collection from 64 medium and large public water systems including: source water type, water treatment, infrastructure, distribution system data storage, and capacity among other data. Data were obtained through interviews with system staff, review of plans, and other available documents.

"The 2007 DWINSA was of critical importance to Georgia because it will establish the basis for the State's public water systems' needs and the allotment of federal funds under the DWSRF Program," said MACTEC Principal Larry Neal. "We are honored to have earned the opportunity to lead this process once again."

Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment
Local water utilities must make significant investments to install, upgrade, or replace equipment in order to deliver safe drinking water and protect public health. Every four years, EPA conducts a survey of the anticipated costs of these investments and reports the results to Congress. The results are also used to help determine the amount of funding each state receives for its Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program, which funds the types of projects identified in the survey.

The third report to Congress, released in 2009, is based on data collected from utilities in 2007. EPA found that the nation's 53,000 community water systems and 21,400 not-for-profit non-community water systems will need to invest an estimated $334.8 billion between 2007 and 2027. http://water.epa.gov/infrastructure/drinkingwater/dwns/index.cfm

About MACTEC
MACTEC (www.mactec.com), based in Alpharetta, Ga., is a leading engineering and design, environmental, and construction firm focused on four strategic business lines: Industrial/Commercial, Infrastructure (Transportation and Municipal), Energy, and Federal. MACTEC offers an ever-broadening portfolio of sustainable solutions, from renewable energy to facility asset management. With annual revenues of more than $440 million, MACTEC's 2,700-plus employees work from over 70 offices nationwide. MACTEC consistently ranks in the top 10 percent of Engineering News-Record's Top 500 Design Firms.

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