The average wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in the U.S. is 40 to 50 years old and many of these aging facilities need upgrades. Federal funding programs are an option to complete a planned wastewater treatment plant upgrade. However, access to those funds comes with a caveat. To ensure climate resiliency and protect against flooding, the
California has more federally recognized tribes than any other state—109 to be exact. Within the State of California, Tribes, Tribal Communities, and Underrepresented Communities face multiple challenges regarding water equity and access to clean, affordable, and sustainable groundwater and water resources, such as groundwater overdraft and groundwater basin contamination. The Public Policy Institute of California
The Mountain Ave. West Groundwater Replenishment Basins project is a 40-acre recharge facility that is part of the San Jacinto Valley Enhanced Recharge and Recovery Program (SJVERRP) operated by the Eastern Municipal Water District. The SJVERRP will create a resilient water supply supporting the sustainable management of the San Jacinto Groundwater Basin (Basin), reduce dependence
Crestline Sanitation District undertook a project to construct a new two-story biosolids dewatering building and primary clarifier at their 0.7-million-gallon-per-day (MGD) Huston Creek WWTP (Wastewater Treatment Plant) to improve reliability and facility performance of the plant.
Clallam County proposed to restore streamflow to the Dungeness River with the creation of an off-channel reservoir on two Washington Department of Natural Resources-owned parcels. Dudek provided cultural resources surveys in support of the Dungeness River flow restoration, which required the installation of new water pipelines and tie-ins to the existing stormwater infrastructure, as well
The City of Santa Cruz Water Department proposed a major capital improvement project to replace an existing dam inlet/outlet works at the Newell Creek Dam with a new intake, outlet features, and pipeline to convey water from an existing river intake, to reservoir, and from the reservoir to the City’s water treatment plant.
With stay-at-home orders in place, people are increasingly turning to online technology to meet virtually. For projects with a requirement to conduct public outreach or with a need to hold public board meetings or presentations, technologies like Zoom are critical. However, swift, widespread adoption of the technology also revealed vulnerabilities and weaknesses of the Zoom
Permitting pipeline projects in extremely congested or environmentally sensitive areas can be burdensome from a schedule and financial standpoint. Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) construction methods can minimize surface disruption and often avoid impacts altogether. In this way, HDD offers great potential to reduce a project’s schedule and budget. Horizontal Directional Drilling Process and Benefits The
The City of Aliso Viejo’s (City’s) Dairy Fork wetland and habitat restoration project uses bio-filtration wetlands to naturally treat urban runoff from about 1,500 acres of mixed residential and commercial areas within South Orange County. Bio-Filtration Wetlands Best Practices Bio-filtration wetlands are the accepted best management practice for treating stormwater and urban runoff before it
The City of San Diego has certified the Pure Water San Diego Environmental Impact Report and Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS), clearing the way for design and construction of the North City Pure Water Plant. The proposed Pure Water Program is one of the most ambitious water recycling programs in the nation, which aims to treat