Water Water Everywhere
Carroll County, Md., has contracted with Wakefield, Mass.-based Metcalf & Eddy to design and build an expansion of the county’s Freedom District Water Treatment Plant.
The Sacramento, Calif., Regional County Sanitation District has contracted with New York-based Parsons-Brinckerhoff to manage construction of an interceptor sewer.
Wilmington, Del., has contracted with Omaha, Neb.-based HDR to design a low-pressure membrane filtration system for the city’s Brandywine Filter Plant.
Thunderbolt, Ga., has contracted with Englewood, Colo.-based CH2M HILL OMI to manage the town’s water and wastewater departments. Arizona also has contracted with the company to provide operations and maintenance work.
Fillmore, Calif., has contracted with Voorhees, N.J.-based American Water to build and operate a 1.8-million-gallon wastewater recycling facility.
Albany, Ore., has contracted with Warrendale, Pa.-based Siemens to upgrade its wastewater treatment plant. The Modesto, Calif., Irrigation District has also contracted with the company to build a wastewater treatment plant.
The Connecticut Department of Information Technology has contracted with Boston-based CBE Technologies to provide personal computer services to state agencies, municipal governments, state-run colleges and universities, and non-profit agencies with state contracts.
Loudoun County, Va., has contracted with the Herndon, Va.-based Telework Consortium to create a teleworking network for county employees.
Fort Smith, Ark., has purchased request management and community development computer software from Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based GovPartner to improve the city’s response to citizen requests.
Guilford County, N.C., has purchased fleet management and maintenance software from St. Paul, Minn.-based Lawson.
The California Public Employees’ Retirement System has contracted with Reston, Va.-based Accenture to construct a Web site to service its customers.
Polk County, Fla., has contracted with Redwood Shores, Calif.-based Oracle and Naperville, Ill.-based AST to automate the county’s business services, such as financial management, human resources and payroll.
Georgia has contracted with Pasadena, Calif.-based eCivis to provide access to an online grants database for use by all municipalities in the state.
And the winner is…
Overland Park, Kan.-based Black & Veatch engineer Rafael Frias has received the A. Ivan Johnson Outstanding Young Professional Award from the Middleburg, Va.-based American Water Resources Association for his work in stormwater, surface water quality and groundwater modeling.
Keep Dallas Beautiful; El Mirage, Ariz.’s “Together Against Graffiti;” and Wilmington, N.C.’s “Celebrate the Arts” have received awards from Stamford, Conn.-based Keep America Beautiful as part of the Graffiti Hurts competition, which recognizes programs that use volunteers and community partnerships to fight graffiti.
Erlanger, Ky.; Asheville, N.C.; Oakland, Calif.; and Chicago have won Gold Awards from the Washington-based National League of Cities for city programs in revitalization and community services. Bell Gardens, Calif.; Portsmouth, Va.; Lawton, Okla.; Tempe, Ariz.; and Indianapolis won Silver Awards.
Newton, Kan., has received the City Public Improvement Project of the Year award from the Washington-based American Council of Engineering Companies for the innovative design of the city’s Sand Creek Station Golf Course.
Cleveland-based Wastequip, a manufacturer of waste and recycling equipment, has acquired Ridgefield, Wash.-based Cascade Containers, a manufacturer of waste containers. Cascade Containers will change its name to Wastequip Washington. Wastequip also has acquired Middlesboro, Ky.-based Mountain Tarp, a manufacturer of covers for truck trailers, dump trucks and containers.
Naples, Fla.-based Neighborhood America, a designer of public comment management software, has acquired locally based MOVO Mobile, a designer of marketing software used in cellular telephones.
Huntsville, Ala.-based ADS, a water, wastewater and hydroelectric services provider, has acquired Birmingham, Ala.-based DWC Technologies, a provider of utility location, mapping and inspection services.
Lenexa, Kan.-based engineering consulting firm Terracon has acquired Greenville, S.C.-based Ground Engineering Solutions, a geotechnical and environmental engineering consulting firm. Terracon also has acquired Bryan, Texas-based engineering consulting firm Spencer J. Buchanan Associates and Cincinnati-based engineering consulting firm H.C. Nutting.
Stearns County, Minn., has contracted with Denver-based Merrick to create a topographic map of the county.
The New York Parks and Recreation Department has contracted with locally based Vollmer to landscape and design parks and playgrounds across the city.
The Chicago Housing Authority has contracted with Cambridge, Mass.-based CDM to provide environmental preparation at the Cabrini-Green housing project, which is under renovation.
Fort Dodge, Iowa, has contracted with Brookfield, Wis.-based R.A. Smith & Associates to create an agricultural park plan, and to perform a gap and venture financing study, primary sector company research and targeted industries analysis.
Middlesex County, N.J., has contracted with Rochester, N.Y.-based Pictometry to provide aerial imaging of the county as well as imaging software.
The East Bay Municipal Utility District in Oakland, Calif., has contracted with locally based Ninyo & Moore and Lubbock, Texas-based Terra Engineers to perform geological testing for the earthquake-resistance upgrade of San Pablo Dam in Contra Costa County, Calif.