ACEC California member firm, Lescure Engineers, Inc, was honored with a Small Firm Merit Award at the 2015 Engineering Excellence Awards for their work on the Graton Community Services District Water Resource Recovery Facility Upgrade. The intent of the Awards is to recognize outstanding achievements in engineering and land surveying projects completed by California firms.
The Water Resource Recovery Facility project upgraded an existing wastewater treatment facility to tertiary treatment using a combination of technologies for a “first in the world” system eliminating residuals requiring further treatment or removal. Lescure Engineers, Inc. designed the process control system to integrate equipment from three manufacturers; Heron Innovators’ Suspended Air Flotation Clarifier, Schreiber Packed Media “Fuzzy Filter” Tertiary Treatment Filter, and the Pasteurization Technology Group Disinfection System.
According to Lescure Engineers, Inc., the GCSD Water Resource Recovery Project has introduced three new technologies to be considered by communities seeking to deliver cost-effective wastewater treatment in the interest of lower sewer service rates. The addition of competing technologies may serve to drive down the capital costs of wastewater treatment in the future.
“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.”