ACEC-Colorado Honors Rueter-Hess Water Purification Facility with 2017 Excellence Award; â€¨Names Footle Membership Manager
FAIRFAX, VA The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Colorado has recognized the Rueter-Hess Water Purification Facility (RHWPF) with a 2017 Engineering Excellence Award. The award enables the innovative treatment plant project to advance to ACEC's national competition early next year.
The RHWPF, located in Parker, Colorado, serves a community of approximately 50,000 residents in a 43-square-mile area southeast of Denver, Colorado. Designed by Dewberry, the $51.5 million plant uses new technologies that have enabled the Parker Water and Sanitation District (PWSD) to convert from rapidly declining groundwater sources to a renewable water supply, including surface water, groundwater, alluvial well water, and reclaimed wastewater. The breakthrough technology includes the first application of a ceramic membrane filtration system for a drinking water system in the U.S. The project was previously honored with a national award from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES).
The 10-MGD treatment plant is incrementally expandable to 40 MGD. The new network also features a 50-CFS pump station that brings surface water from nearby Cherry Creek and Cherry Creek alluvial wells into the 72,000-acre-foot Rueter-Hess Reservoir, completed in 2012.
Criteria for the ACEC-Colorado award included innovation; future value to the engineering profession; perception by the public; social, economic and sustainable development considerations; complexity; and successful fulfillment of client and owner's needs, including schedule and budget.
In addition to Dewberry, the project team included Western Summit Constructors, Inc. as the primary contractor, Garney-Weaver for construction management, and Kruger, Inc. for the ballasted sedimentation and ceramic membrane filter technologies. Lintjer + Haywood Architects provided architecture for the facility; Integrated Solutions Engineering provided electrical engineering; and Shaffer Baucom Engineering & Consulting provided HVAC and plumbing engineering. Norris Design provided landscape and irrigation design.
Footle Named Membership Manager
Anne Footle has joined The ACEC of Colorado as its new Membership Manager. Footle brings eight years of membership and marketing experience, holding positions in Chicago, Illinois, -area businesses and nonprofit associations. Footle will oversee membership recruitment, engagement and communication for ACEC Colorado.