Donohue’s Allen Williams will be presenting “Rising Lake Michigan Water Level Leads to 70 mgd Emergency Pump Station” at the Collection Systems 2021 Virtual Conference (March 23-25) held by the Water Environment Federation (WEF) in cooperation with the Michigan Water Environment Association. Allen’s presentation discusses Kenosha Water Utility’s (KWU) urgent response to rising Lake Michigan water levels by protecting the property and citizens with a permanent, risk adverse 72-million-gallon-per-day (mgd)) system, operational 7 months after initial concept.
Take a flyover tour of recent progress at the Sunrise Pump Station and Cascade Outfall construction site in Evansville, Indiana: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IqhgAOwp7A[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IqhgAOwp7A]. The Donohue project is slated for ENVISION certification, a distinction earned through the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure.
Bill Marten is a presenter at Indiana Water Environment Association’s (WEA’s) Core Conference hosted by the IWEA Laboratory, Operations & Maintenance, and Residuals & Resource Recovery Committees.
The City of St. Cloud’s Nutrient & Energy Recovery Project was selected for the 2020 PISCES Exceptional Project Award in the Innovative Financing category. St. Cloud’s project was one of five in the nation selected for this level of recognition and is the first Minnesota project in history to receive a PISCES Exceptional Project Award.
Donohue and the City of St. Cloud received the 2021 Grand Conceptor Award for their collaborative efforts on the Nutrient Recovery and Reuse (NR2) project. This prestigious award is presented to the highest scoring project in ACEC Minnesota’s engineering excellence competition. Entries were judged based on originality and innovation; future value to the engineering profession; social, economic and sustainable design considerations; complexity; and meeting the client’s needs.
Donohue’s *Trent Montemayor* and *Theo VanAken*, Holland Board of Public Works (HBPW), will be co-presenting “*Creating a Solids Future*” on January 22, 2021, during the virtual Michigan WEA 2021 Wastewater Administrators’ Conference. This presentation will explore the key project planning decisions made in tackling challenges faced by the HBPW. The Holland Area Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) is a 12-million-gallon-per-day high purity oxygen activated sludge treatment facility located along the coastline of scenic Lake Macatawa. Historically, the WRF has managed its solids through a combination of landfill disposal and land application of Class B biosolids. In order to reduce financial, operational, and regulatory risks, HBPW evaluated options for improving its solids handling processes.
Donohue and the City of Medford received the 2020 Grand Award for engineering excellence from ACEC Wisconsin. The Grand Award is presented to one project that best represents the spirit and criteria of the competition. Criteria include innovation, client satisfaction, complexity, future value to the engineering profession, and social, economic, and sustainable design considerations.
Two Donohue personnel are featured speakers at the Wisconsin Wastewater Operators’ Association (WWOA) Annual Conference being held virtually October 20-22, 2020.
Three Donohue personnel are presenters at the American Water Works Association Wisconsin Virtual Conference being held September 16-18, 2020.
Five Donohue wastewater professionals will be sharing technical presentations as part of the virtual Indiana Water Environment Association’s annual conference. Brief summaries of the presentations follow.