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CH2M Projects Win Global Water Awards

CH2MTwo CH2M projects — a water treatment plant and a wastewater recycling project — have received 2015 Global Water Awards.

The Region of Peel’s Lakeview Water Treatment Plant, located in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, was named the Water Project of the Year for its 400,000 m3/d phase 2 expansion project (known as OBM2), which is part of a 12-year, $450 million capital improvement program. OBM2 treats water from Lake Ontario using ozone, biologically active carbon contactors, ultraviolet disinfection and membrane ultrafiltration.

CH2M designed, permitted and commissioned the expansion project on behalf of the Region of Peel, which was recognized for deploying of one of the world’s largest integrated ozone, biological contactors and membrane facilities.

Lakeview’s reduced footprint allowed for the preservation of green spaces and the continued use of public recreational fields. The plant avoids coagulation and allows 95 percent of process residuals to be returned to the lake, largely eliminating the need for costly disposal by truck and keeping chemical deliveries to a minimum.

Additionally, CH2M’s client, Hunter Water, received an Award of Distinction for Water Reuse Project of the Year, for its Kooragang Industrial Water Scheme — a wastewater recycling project, which features a 9,000 m3/d advanced water treatment plant. The plant polishes treated municipal wastewater from the Shortland wastewater treatment plant and supplies the clean water via an 8km pipeline to industrial water users on Kooragang Island, located in New South Wales, Australia.

CH2M, as part of the Hunter Treatment Alliance, with its client Hunter Water and Joint Venture Partner Lend Lease, led the concept and detailed design of the A$40 million project for Hunter Water. Industrial users, like chemical company, Orica, and commercial users in need of water for power stations, dairy farms, and golf courses, are benefiting from the use of recycled water. Orica moved from being the largest consumer of water in the region to the 19th-largest.

Last month, CH2M Hill shortened its name to CH2M and adopted a new logo.

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