West Yost Associates Honored with ACEC California Engineering Excellence Award

The American Council of Engineering Companies of California awarded member firm West Yost Associates with an Engineering Excellence Honor Award, for their work on the Davis-Woodland Water Supply Project (DWWSP).

West Yost received recognition for their role as the lead engineering firm for the initial planning efforts, water rights acquisition, technical studies, program development, and ultimately as the Owner’s Representative for the Design-Build-Operate (DBO) contract procurement for the new regional facilities, which included a new intake on the Sacramento River, a new water treatment plant, and raw and treated water pipelines.

This project is one of the largest and most complex water supply projects to be contracted via alternative delivery in California this past year, with an expected cost of roughly $228 million. Once completed, the project will serve more than two-thirds of the urban population of Yolo County, California.

Jim Yost, a founding Principal of West Yost stated, “West Yost has been involved with this project for two decades. We have assisted and consulted on nearly every aspect of the project, including surface water, groundwater, wastewater, aquifer storage and recovery, water right acquisition, and much more. We are very grateful to have been given this opportunity and are proud of our efforts as a firm. We also understand and truly appreciate the foresight and stamina of the cities of Davis and Woodland to see this project through to construction, and ultimately deliver a sustainable, reliable water supply to the communities in which we also live and work.”

“Every day these firms work in collaboration with public and private sectors and state and local agencies to help build a better California,” said Brad Diede ACEC California Executive Director. “It’s with great accolade that we honor their work.”

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