Hinkley water project firm gets award


SACRAMENTO — ARCADIS U.S. Inc. was honored for its work on the Hinkley Whole-House Replacement Water Program by the American Council of Engineering Companies of California.

ARCADIS received the Engineering Excellence Awards for the project that removed hexavalent chromium from domestic drinking water wells in the Hinkley area. The state of California issued a proposed chromium-6 drinking water standard of 10 parts per billion in 2013.

ACEC officials said ARCADIS completed the groundbreaking design, fabrication, installation, testing and commissioning of the Whole-House Replacement Water Program. The treatment units consistently achieve the required standard for hexavalent chromium, according to ACEC officials.

According to ARCADIS CEO Gary Coates, the design and implementation of the project showcases the design and consultancy firm’s commitment to applying “innovated solutions to the most challenging projects.”

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

ARCADIS and the other award recipients will be honored at a banquet Jan. 15 in Sacramento and award-winning projects will have photographic panels on display at the State Capitol, outside of the Governor’s office, next year.

Source: http://www.desertdispatch.com/article/20141217/NEWS/141219957/12966/BUSINESS