Meister Cheese Company Wastewater Treatment Plant Energy Improvements Project Wins Best of State Award

Meister Cheese Company’s Wastewater Treatment Plant Energy Improvements project received a Best of State Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies in Wisconsin’s Engineering Excellence Awards competition. The award was presented March 22, 2019, at the awards banquet in Kohler, Wisconsin. Click here to learn more about this project.

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Fairhill-MLK Green Ambassador Project Wins Outstanding Achievement Award

The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District’s Fairhill-MLK Green Ambassador project received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies in Ohio’s Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) competition. The award was presented March 14, 2019, at the annual EEA Awards Luncheon in Columbus, Ohio.  Click here to learn more about this project.

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Promotion of Matthew S. Richards, P.E., to President and CEO

Strand Associates, Inc.® (Strand), is pleased to announce the promotion of Matthew S. Richards, P.E., to President and CEO, effective April 1, 2019. Matt will become the fifth CEO in the company’s more than 70-year history. He succeeds the retiring Philip E. Budde, P.E., who started with Strand in 1976, became President in 2005, and then CEO in 2017. “I’m ...

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Lockport Well No. 14 Drilling & Iron Filtration Facility Wins Project of the Year

Lockport Well No. 14 Drilling & Iron Filtration Facility project received the American Public Works Association Public Works Project of the Year Award for the environment category, less than $5 million, for the Southwest Branch in Illinois. About the Project: This project included the design of a new iron filtration water treatment facility that began in response to high concentrations ...

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An Open House to Showcase Improvements at Moline’s North Slope Wastewater Treatment Plant

The City of Moline, Illinois, and Strand Associates, Inc.® had an afternoon worth celebrating at the North Slope Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Open House October 2nd, 2018. The project was the largest utility project ever completed in the City and will provide residents and businesses with reliable wastewater treatment service for years to come. Faced with the prospects of building off-site ...

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Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati’s Rapid Run Park Bioswales Project was selected as the recipient of the award given by the National Association of Flood and Stormwater Management Agencies

The Green Infrastructure Top Overall Project Award was presented to the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSDGC) for its Rapid Run Park Bioswales Project on July 12, 2018 at the National Association of Flood and Stormwater Management Agencies’ (NAFSMA) national conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico. About the Project: In response to a USEPA consent decree that mandated construction ...

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Henderson Water Utility CSO Long Term Control Plan Wins Outstanding Overflow Abatement Project Award

The CSO Long-Term Control Plan for Henderson Water Utility was selected as the Outstanding Overflow Abatement Project Award by the Watershed Committee of the Kentucky-Tennessee Water Environment Association. The award was presented on Tuesday, July 10th at the Kentucky-Tennessee Water Professionals Conference in Nashville, TN. About the Project: The first City in Kentucky to complete a mandated program to drastically reduce ...

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Central City Wins Water Plant of the Year

Congratulations to Central City Water Treatment Plant for being awarded Water Plant of the Year through Kentucky Water and Wastewater Operators Association (KWWOA)!   The City recently completed a $13.5 million expansion project from 4 mgd to 7 mgd capacity with the assistance from Strand Associates, Inc. and McGhee Engineering, Inc. to accommodate the increase in demand for safe drinking water ...

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Lawrenceburg Civic Park Project Vibrant Addition to Downtown

A true community partnership has lifted the City of Lawrenceburg, IN, to the brink of something exciting and special in its downtown riverfront area. City officials are hopeful a new city park featuring a stage for concerts, expansive green spaces, a splash pad designed for kids and families, and public restrooms will transform a pair of surface parking areas into ...

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KRMA WWTP Continues to be Recognized as a Success Story in the Industry and Community

With equipment dating back to as far as 1936, the Kankakee Regional Metropolitan Agency (KRMA) WWTP underwent a major, four-phased, $58 million renovation over the span of 6 years.  New regulation requirements prompted the upgrades, but, ironically, a digester explosion during the design phase sped up the process to receive state funding so the project could continue moving forward. Committed ...

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Henderson Water Utility’s $41 Million, 10-year Sewer Project Helps the Community Grow

The first city in Kentucky to complete a mandated program to drastically reduce combined sewer overflows (CSOs), Henderson is proud of the significant forward progress made to protect its citizens and the environment.   A 10-year effort, the $41 million sewer project was completed ahead of schedule. Click here for the full article published in The Gleaner. Henderson Water Utility (HWU) chose Strand Associates, Inc.® as ...

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KRMA WWTP Project Wins 2018 APWA Award

The Kankakee River Metropolitan Agency (KRMA) upgrades project (Good KRMA: Upgrading a Valuable Regional Asset) received a 2018 APWA Southwest Branch Award for Project of the Year and was recognized at the branch banquet last January. About the Project:  KRMA operates a 25 mgd average design (100 mgd peak) flow WWTP that serves several communities, including 31 industrial users. Aging ...

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Compliance Option for Reducing Phosphorus Loadings in the Yahara River Watershed

Yahara Watershed Improvement Network (WINS) recently launched a new video to explain how wastewater treatment plants, municipal stormwater departments, and others are collaborating on a compliance option called “watershed adaptive management” to reduce phosphorus loadings in the Yahara River watershed. This compliance option is available to wastewater treatment plants that meet specific requirements. The Department of Natural Resources allows municipal stormwater permit ...

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‘Good KRMA: Upgrading a Valuable Regional Asset’ Project Wins 2018 ACEC Award

The Kankakee River Metropolitan Agency (KRMA) upgrades project (Good KRMA: Upgrading a Valuable Regional Asset) won a 2018 ACEC Illinois Excellence Special Achievement Award. About the Project: Innovative designs integrated throughout all 4 phases of KRMA’s $58.8 million wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) upgrade project solved numerous facility and environmental issues. Substantial improvements to treatment, system automation, energy, and odor control, as well as ...

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#1 Top Road Project of the Year in North America – Verona Road (USH 18/151) Stage 1

Roads & Bridges named Verona Road (USH 18/151) Stage 1 Reconstruction the No. 1 Top Road Project of 2017.  Each year, this award recognizes the best road construction projects in North America. Click here for the full article. The major aspects of this $107 million Stage 1 reconstruction project, Let in 4 contracts, include a specialized SPUI design (1st in the Country), a ...

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Haw Creek Trail Connection Selected for the 2017 Outstanding Transportation Project

Haw Creek Trail Connection in Columbus, IN, has been selected as the 2017 award recipient in the category of Outstanding Transportation Project from the Indiana Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), which oversees federal transportation funds in large metropolitan areas.  It provides a safe connection along the People Trail System in a scenic area away from traffic by relocating the trail under the ...

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Wisconsin AWWA Selects Madison Water Utility Well 7 Reconstruction for Project of the Year Award

Wisconsin AWWA selected Madison Water Utility Well 7 Reconstruction for the 2017 Project of the Year Award. This award recognizes excellence in engineering, design, or construction in the Wisconsin drinking water industry, along with successful alliances between the owner, project team, and community. Madison Water Utility teamed with Strand Associates, Inc.® to reconstruct its 75 year-old Well 7. The new facility ...

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