Waukesha Clean Water Plant Improvements Wins ACEC Award

Waukesha’s recently completed Clean Water Plant Improvements Project received a State Finalist Award through the American Council of Engineering Companies of Wisconsin. The unique, egg-shaped digester at the City’s wastewater treatment plant is an interesting, eye-catching design element, but it’s the functionality of the design that blends together innovation and performance. The digester is but one component of a $41.5 ...

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MUB Breaks Ground on $101.3 Million Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade Project

Morgantown Utility Board (MUB), Morgantown, West Virginia, broke ground on February 2, 2017 for their wastewater treatment plant project that expands facility capacity from 12 to 20.8 million gallons per day.  The expansion, designed by Strand Associates, Inc.®, includes significant improvements to the headworks and sludge processing, and the addition of membrane bioreactors and ancillary unit processes.  The plant will serve ...

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Bike and Pedestrian Study Improves Safety and Community Activity

With the goal to provide a safe bicycle and pedestrian system, the Lexington Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, Nicholasville, and Jessamine County partnered with Strand to complete a multi-modal study of Wilmore Road/KY 39.  This heavily traveled 5.5-mile corridor is home to eight schools, yet only had four stop controlled intersections to slow vehicle progression and very limited sidewalk. The study recommended ...

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WMAO R. Livingston Ireland Award Recipient

John Lyons, of Strand Associates, Inc., was awarded the Water Management Association of Ohio’s (WMAO’s) R. Livingston Ireland award for his visionary leadership and outstanding accomplishments in the water-resources field.  For more than three decades, John has been instrumental in keeping the water resources industry moving forward with new innovative approaches to complex challenges, and he has served his clients ...

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Strand Ranked 15th for Wastewater Design

Strand Associates, Inc.®  recently was ranked 15th in billings among U.S. design firms specializing in wastewater according to Engineering News Record (ENR). We work with a wide variety of wastewater clientele enabling us to provide a broad spectrum of expertise, real world project experience, and new ideas.  Click here to learn more about our services and here for a selection ...

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Dubuque’s W&RRC Selected for National WEF Schroepfer Innovative Facility Design Award

Dr. Randall A. Wirtz, P.E., of Strand Associates, Inc.®, was selected as the recipient of the 2016 National WEF Schroepfer Innovative Facility Design award for his work on Dubuque, Iowa’s Water and Resource Recovery Center (W&RRC) project. Numerous innovative solutions were implemented into the W&RRC upgrade to provide cost savings, sustainability, long-term usability, reliability, capacity, and energy efficiency. Main improvements included ...

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Volunteers Help Cleanup Wingra Creek

Wingra Creek Cleanup has become an annual event that gives attendees the opportunity to cleanup along the shoreline of Wingra Creek in Madison, WI by boat or by walking along the edge of the creek.  This year, 19 volunteers, including many Strand staff, gathered together for this effort.  The clean up is organized by Friend of Lake Wingra, whose mission is to promote a ...

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Lindenhurst, IL Begins Local Water System Upgrades in Anticipation of Receiving Lake Michigan Water

The Village of Lindenhurst, IL recently hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to proceed with various water system improvements to allow for receiving Lake Michigan water.  With the assistance of Strand, design is completed and now construction is underway for the connection facility reservoir, booster station, and approximately 39,000 feet of water main improvements. Total cost for these projects within the Village is $17 million. Strand is also ...

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Strand Named a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Business by the League of American Bicyclists

Strand Associates’ Columbus office is now a League of American Bicyclists recognized Bronze Bicycle Friendly Business (BFBSM)! Strand joins a cutting-edge group of nearly 1,200 local businesses, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies across the United States that are transforming the American workplace. “The business community’s investment in bicycling is playing a central role in making the country a safer, happier, and ...

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Bayfield, WI, Historic Streets Reconstruction Receives State and National Recognition

Bayfield, Wisconsin’s Historic Streets Reconstruction Project was recently awarded both a 2016 APWA Wisconsin Chapter Project of the Year award and a 2016 APWA Nationals Small Cities/Rural Communities (SC/RC) Project of the Year – Historical Restoration/Preservation award. Each year, the American Public Works Association (APWA) recognizes an elite group of projects that exemplify the public works profession and association. As ...

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Approval for Lake Forest’s Water Plant Filter Upgrade Project Underway

Lake Forest, Illinois’ current Water Treatment Plant Master Plan reviewed the City’s facility and identified ways to maintain the existing membrane system equipment and infrastructure.  The most recent project involves Strand’s assistance in retrofitting the plant for the newly approved filter replacements.  Click here for the article featured in the Chicago Tribune.

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Resource for Lead Contamination in the Water Supply

As Flint, Michigan’s lead contaminated drinking water has made national news, many politicians and residents are seeking more information regarding their own water systems. American Water Works Association (AWWA) has put together a lead resources page with up-to-date information, including legislation. The Essential Resources section has valuable information for communities to help address questions relating to public communications. Contact us to find out how Strand can assist you with ...

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Revitalized City Corridor Project Featured in CE News

Middleton, Wisconsin’s Terrace Avenue project transformation expertly balances beauty and utility.  For years, Middleton has been listed as one of the top 10 “Best Places to Live” by Money Magazine and CNN, reaching the number 1 spot in 2007.  Click here for the full article featured in CE News.

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Practical Stormwater Solutions Study Underway for Winnetka, IL

Development in Winnetka, Illinois has drastically changed stormwater needs for the community over the decades. Hiring Strand in the fall of 2015 to research more cost-effective, viable solutions to alleviate flooding issues, a thorough approach to looking at both gray and green infrastructure is underway.  Community engagement will continue to be critical to the success of the project.  Click here for ...

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