Donohue’s Susan Wojtkiewicz, PE recently presented “Alliance for Water Stewardship: Stewardship in Wisconsin and Around the Globe” at the Wisconsin Section AWWA Annual Meeting. The presentation covered the key elements of the Alliance for Water Stewardship system and provided an overview of the AWS organization including its global context. Susan shared her experience in completing the AWS standard training and how the AWS standard and principles have guided her approach to water development and management in Wisconsin and other Midwestern states.
Susan Wojtkiewicz, PE is the newest member of Donohue’s team. She joins Donohue as a senior water engineer and project manager with 22 years of experience in providing environmental and civil engineering, project management, and funding assistance to municipal, county, and industrial clients throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota. Her expertise includes the planning, design, and construction of water treatment, wells, and distribution systems; groundwater sampling, modeling, and remediation; wellhead protection plans; aquifer testing; user rate studies; regulatory permits; and funding applications.
The City of Wyoming, Michigan is benefiting from the installation of energy-efficient materials at its wastewater treatment plant. Improvements to the plant’s aeration system are saving the city over 2.1 million kilowatt hours of energy a year, enough electricity annually to power more than 270 typical Michigan homes.
Kenosha’s Energy Optimized Resource Recovery Project received this year’s top Engineering Excellence award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Wisconsin. The Grand Award was presented to Donohue & Associates, Kenosha Water Utility, and Centrisys Corporation at ACEC’s annual banquet in Kohler, Wisconsin. This prestigious award recognizes a project representing the highest degree of technical innovation, client satisfaction, and contributions to the engineering industry. The Kenosha project was selected out of six Best of State finalists in the competition.
Donohue is deeply focused on and committed to providing responsive services to our clients. As our business operations have continued to develop in Michigan, we have recently opened an office in Grand Rapids as part of our dedication to local clients. The office is located at 3949 Sparks Drive SE, Suite 105, in Grand Rapids. With a total of 10 offices throughout the Upper Midwest (Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin), this office complements Donohue’s ability to respond to our clients’ most challenging water, wastewater, stormwater, and transportation projects.
Receiving the Clean Energy Community Award is the product of progressive and thoughtful leadership fueled by a City-wide culture committed to protecting the environment and the financial wellbeing of the families and business that pay for City services. More specifically, it is a direct result of the City’s Renewable Energy and Efficiency Initiative. This initiative includes four distinct projects, one of which is the Energy Efficiency and Biogas (E2B) Project at the Water Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF). In 2014, the City established energy-reductions goals for the WRRF: a 25% reduction in energy purchased by Year 2019, a 50% reduction by Year 2024, and a 75% reduction by Year 2034. The City expects to exceed its Year 2034 goal in early 2017 after the E2B Project and other renewable-energy and energy-saving improvements are commissioned.
Donohue & Associates and the City of Stevens Point received an Engineering Excellence State Finalist Award for the “Brewing a Better Future Together” project from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Wisconsin. The awards for Engineering Excellence are bestowed upon member firms in recognition of quality engineering achievements. Project entries are judged on the basis of excellence in design, the degree to which the client’s needs are met, as well as benefit to the public welfare and to engineering practices.