CAMERON PARK, CA, March 2, 2010 -- The City of Placerville's Hangtown Creek Water Reclamation Facility has won awards from three engineering associations -- the Wastewater Project of the Year Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)-California, an award from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and the 2009 Engineering Achievement Award from the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) Sacramento Branch.
Owen Psomas was the lead engineer on the $45 million project, which converted a wastewater treatment plant into a water reclamation facility in order to meet stringent new effluent discharge standards while also expanding capacity.
A number of key engineering design issues made the project extremely challenging. The existing treatment plant was located on a very small seven-acre site. The plant had to be kept in service, meeting discharge standards, throughout the nearly three-year construction period.
Owen Psomas Senior Vice President Webster J. Owen accepted the CWEA award at the Annual Awards Banquet held on January 15, 2010. He also accepted the ASCE award at the Annual California Awards Dinner on February 9, 2010.
About Owen Psomas & Psomas
Owen Psomas is a subsidiary of Psomas, a 500-person engineering consulting firm. Dedicated to balancing the natural and built environment, Psomas is one of the top-ranked engineering firms in the nation. The firm serves clients in the water/wastewater, transportation and public, private and institutional site development markets. Psomas' employees provide services across the Western United States in water/wastewater and transportation engineering, site development civil engineering, land surveying, planning and entitlements, renewable energy, program/construction management, GIS, and natural resources. Psomas has offices throughout California, in Arizona, and Utah. For more information, visit www.psomas.com