California American Water and HDR Share Award

The Sacramento Chapter of the American Public Works Association has recognized California American Water for the design, construction, and operation of arsenic treatment systems for water utilities in Walnut Grove and Isleton, Calif., according to a Sept. 22 press release.

The twin project was completed in September 2007. California American Water won the award in the category of Large Agency Environmental Projects ($2 million to $10 million). HDR designed the facilities and managed construction of the treatment facilities. "The new treatment facilities are improving water quality for Walnut Grove and Isleton," said California American Water General Manager Tom Glover. "These system improvements are having real benefits for our customers."

"California American Water deserves to be recognized for these investments," said Tim Fleming Northern California-Pacific Area manager of HDR. "These two arsenic treatment facilities have improved the reliability and service quality of the water systems for both communities."

APWA judged each project on several criteria, including safety performance, public outreach, management practices, and the completion of projects on schedule and budget.

"HDR has done a terrific job in designing and managing the construction of our complex treatment facilities in Isleton and Walnut Grove," said Glover. "It's good to work with engineers who bring critical infrastructure investments in on time and on budget. We have made a good team."

HDR is an employee-owned architectural, engineering and consulting firm with more than 7,500 professionals in more than 165 locations worldwide, including 15 offices in California. All of them are committed to helping clients manage complex projects and make sound decisions.

California American Water provides high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to more than 630,000 people.

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