Achen-Gardner Construction (AGC) received a 2014 Wastewater System Project of the Year Award from the AZ Water Association (AZ Water) for the Lift Station and Sewer Line Construction CMAR Project. The award was presented to us at the AZ Water 87th Annual Conference & Exhibition on May 7th at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel in Glendale.
This CMAR project included the construction of a new 20 MGD wastewater lift station located adjacent to the City’s existing Ocotillo Water Reclamation Facility (OWRF). The new lift station provides the infrastructure necessary to regulate flows between the OWRF and the Airport Water Reclamation Facility (AWRF) approximately 6 miles to the east. Capacity and system upgrades include carbon source equipment, electrical building, standby emergency generator, odor control equipment, more than 2,400 LF of 42-inch diameter gravity sewer piping, and various flow diversion and junction structures. These new features increase the city’s operational flexibility by allowing the diversion of wastewater flow to multiple plants as needed.
This project has also received a Public Works Project of the Year Award from the American Public Works Association, Arizona Chapter, a Build Arizona Award from the Associated General Contractors, Arizona Chapter, and a Grand Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Arizona.
In addition to the project winning multiple awards, members of the project team have given several presentations at association conferences. Most recently, Dan Spitza (AGC Vice President) and Todd Hansen (MGC Project Manager) presented at the 87th AZ Water Conference on May 8th. The project will also be presented at this year’s Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC). WEFTEC is the largest annual water quality exhibition in the world. WEFTEC 2014 will be held at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana from September 27 - October 1, 2014
Congratulations to everyone who contributed to this project!