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.

Commissioning Lakeview Water Treatment Plant High Lift Pumping Station

The Region of Peel currently serves more than one million consumers in the Greater Toronto Area (Canada) and supplies water through a purchase agreement to neighboring municipalities through two water treatment plants (WTP), Lakeview and Lorne Park. The Lakeview WTP, named Water Project of the Year in 2015, began operations in 1954 as a two-filter, 9 ML/D facility and was expanded as part of a regional water treatment and conveyance infrastructure expansion plan to provide capacity of 1,100+ ML/D. Additional High lift pumping capacity was provided through the extension of the recently completed High Lift Pumping Station, with a new pump bay, consolidating all high lift pumping in a single station. CH2Mer Lee Anne Jones is at the American Water Works Association's Annual Conference and Exposition this week and presented on, “Commissioning Of The 1,375 ML/D Lakeview WTP High Lift Pumping Station – Much More Than Just A Pump Start And Stop Exercise." Learn more about this project in today's Access Water blog.

Tucson Pilots Potable Water Reuse

Tucson, Arizona boasts a diversity of cultures, architecture and peoples; and is one of the Mega-Trend cities of the 21st century. To meet the water supply needs of the greater Tucson Metropolitan area, the City of Tucson and Tucson Water are exploring potable reuse as a means to diversify and expand their water portfolio. In support of this effort, CH2M and the City conducted a pilot test of an innovative and sustainable potable reuse treatment scheme, which offers significant benefits to other utilities considering potable reuse as a viable option to addressing water supply needs. Check out the benefits provided from Tucson's potable reuse treatment scheme in today's Access Water blog or join CH2M Global Technology Leader for Water Reuse Larry Schimmoller for his session at the American Water Works Association's Annual Conference and Exposition on Monday afternoon.

Albuquerque’s water story—one of sustainability and adaptation

The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (Water Utility Authority) provides water and wastewater services to the greater Albuquerque metropolitan area. Located at the crossroads of the southwest, Albuquerque has been a desert city for more than 300 years, and its lifeblood is water. The Water Utility Authority is focused on providing a reliable, safe, affordable and sustainable water supply to the community. Learn about what the Water Utility Authority has done to transform Albuquerque's water story into one of sustainability and adaptation by reading today's Access Water blog by CH2M's Greg Gates and the Water Utility Authority's John Stomp, III.

Sharing Expertise on Drinking Water Treatment Technology through ASCE Guided Online Courses

CH2M's Water Treatment Global Technology Lead Lee Odell will be serving as the presenter for the upcoming American Society of Civil Engineers' guided online course "Drinking Water Treatment Technology." During this highly engaging, self-paced course, participants will learn how drinking water technologies are rapidly changing to meet a variety of regulatory requirements, emerging contaminants and customer demands. Learn more about this course in Lee's Access Water blog and get registered to participate today!