Miami-Dade South District Wastewater Treatment Plant gets upgrade from CH2M

The project focuses on improvements needed to keep the plant operational as the district completes programs associated with Florida's Ocean Outfall legislation and Consent Decree throughout the WASD system.

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DENVER, May 18, 2016 -- The Miami-Dade County Water & Sewer Department (WASD) awarded CH2M a six-year, $8.8 million contract for renewal and rehabilitation engineering services at its South District Wastewater Treatment Plant. The project focuses on improvements needed to keep the plant operational as the district completes programs associated with Florida's Ocean Outfall legislation and Consent Decree throughout the WASD system.

To address these legislative requirements, CH2M will also manage further facility upgrades, including electrical improvements, a new oxygen train, two new secondary clarifiers and high-level disinfection expansion. While drastically reducing ocean outfalls, these measures will also increase the plant's capacity up to 30 percent, from 285 to 368 million gallons a day.

Since 2007, CH2M has delivered more than $30 million in improvements to the South District plant, while also serving as the owner's agent for the district's Ocean Outfall program. To date under its existing contract, the firm has worked on 26 task authorizations—valued at $90 million in construction—that are either completed or under way. WASD has graded CH2M's performance with perfect 4.0 ratings on all evaluated projects, and the firm recently accepted multiple awards for its work on the Ocean Outfall program, including a Technology Merit Award for Climate Change Risk Modeling and Assessment from the Climate Change Business Journal, as well as the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce's Corporate Business of the Year Award for its outstanding contributions to the Chamber and local community.

"We're honored to serve as the county's lead wastewater consultant, helping WASD to provide high quality wastewater service and deliver on its mission of protecting public health and the environment," said CH2M Water Business Group President Peter Nicol. "This new contract award is a testament to our partnership with Miami-Dade WASD and the excellent service our team is providing to support the community."

About CH2M
CH2M leads the professional services industry delivering sustainable solutions to clients working on the world's most complex challenges. CH2Mers make a positive difference providing consulting, design, engineering and management solutions for vital infrastructure and resources serving diverse public- and private-sector clients. With $5.4 billion in revenue and ~22,000 people, the firm has offices in 50 countries and four business groups: water; environment and nuclear; transportation; and energy and industrial. Known for managing global events such as the Olympic Games, CH2M ranks among Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical Companies; number-one in environmental consulting and program management by Engineering News-Record; and among sustainability leaders by independent analyst Verdantix. CH2M in 2016 was selected to receive the World Environment Center's Gold Medal Award for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development, and in 2015, received the Stockholm International Water Institute's highest Industry Water Award for advancing innovative potable reuse technologies.

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