Cadmus wins contract with National Watershed Protection Program

The Cadmus Group Inc. announced that it has been awarded a five-year contract, worth up to $75 million, with the National Watershed Protection Program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds. Under this contract, Cadmus will support EPA in the development of Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs), a calculation of the maximum amount of a pollutant that a waterbody can receive and still meet water quality standards...

• Company will support EPA Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds in improving water quality

CAMBRIDGE, MA, Dec. 12, 2007 -- The Cadmus Group Inc. announced that it has been awarded a five-year contract, worth up to $75 million, with the National Watershed Protection Program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds.

Under this contract, Cadmus will support EPA in the development of Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs), a calculation of the maximum amount of a pollutant that a waterbody can receive and still meet water quality standards. That amount is then allocated to the pollutant's sources. The calculation must include a margin of safety to ensure that the waterbody can be used for the purposes the state has designated, and it must account for seasonal variations in water quality. Cadmus will also support EPA's efforts to monitor water quality, manage and display water quality information, assess and report on water quality conditions, and advance the protection and restoration of watersheds and waterbodies in a number of ways.

Cadmus is a leading provider of contract support to EPA Clean Water Act (CWA) and Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) programs. The work to be performed under this contract fits well with the support the company provides to the EPA Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, Office of Science and Technology, and Office of Wastewater Management. Cadmus is one of four companies providing similar CWA support to EPA under the contract that preceded this one. Cadmus will compete with three other firms for individual task orders under this contract

"Our selection to continue supporting the Assessment and Watershed Protection Division speaks to EPA's confidence in Cadmus' technical skills, experience, and management," said Chi Ho Sham, Ph.D., the Cadmus vice president who leads Cadmus' Drinking Water and Water Quality Practice.

"This contract will allow us to increase our CWA-support work, raise our visibility in the CWA arena, and expand our ability to work on interesting, technically challenging projects," added Laura Blake, Cadmus' deputy program manager of the new contract. "The outstanding team we put together includes the key partners from our previous contract, all of which have in-depth experience in water quality issues. Together, we will continue to provide EPA with excellent value and high-quality work."

Founded in 1983, employee-owned Cadmus helps government, nonprofit, and corporate clients address critical challenges in the environmental and energy sectors.

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