Portland’s Approach to Rehabilitation of a 100-yr-old Brick Outfall

Centralized collection—using large diameter interceptors, trunk lines and transfer sewers—has frequently been the backbone of a wastewater collection system for centuries. In the United States, many large diameter sewers have been in service well past their design life, and consequently, we’re seeing more headlines in the local newspapers of sinkholes, pipe collapses and overflows taking place when these aging sewer systems fail. CH2Mer Daniel Buonadonna shared a case study on the City of Portland's strategy for rehabilitating one of its oldest brick sewers at the Water Environment Federation's Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) this week.

Imagining a Day Without Water

Today, CH2M is proud to join elected officials, drinking water and wastewater providers, community leaders, business and labor groups, policy experts, advocacy organizations and infrastructure experts for Imagine a Day Without Water, a day specifically designated to educate the public about the water infrastructure crisis currently facing the United States.

Achieving Zero Liquid Discharge while complying with Effluent Limitation Guidelines

Curious to know how you can achieve zero liquid discharge at your facility? CH2Mer Tom Higgins will present the paper, “Enhancing FGD Wastewater ZLD Design and Insights from Simulated Brine-Solidification,” co-authored by CH2Mers Dennis Fink, Senior Project Manager and Krystal Perez, Senior Project Engineer, on Thursday, August 18, from 10:35-11 a.m., during the Power Plant Pollution Control and Carbon Management MEGA Symposium, in Baltimore, Maryland.

Driving Transformational Change with Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Water is one of the major topics being discussed at this year’s Utility Week Live taking place in Birmingham, England, and many of the United Kingdom’s key water innovators, game changers and industry leaders will be speaking on various topics throughout the two day show, including CH2Mer Hinesh Mistry, who will be speaking on driving transformational change with building information modelling (BIM).

Investing to make water and wastewater utilities more resilient

Two CH2Mers were featured in the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) recent video, “Don’t Get Soaked: Invest in Emergency Preparedness, Prevention and Mitigation Activities,” which highlights the benefits of investing in preparedness, response and recovery activities at utilities.