Melanie, Technical Specialist

I came to Hazen and Sawyer to apply my engineering skills to improve water and wastewater treatment processes to benefit our environment, and I have stayed for over twenty years. Each project offers something new and different to evaluate or improve.”

My Role at Hazen and Sawyer

I serve as Hazen and Sawyer’s technical specialist in the application of ultraviolet disinfection for wastewater and reuse. On a typical day, I work on several UV disinfection projects, from evaluating the feasibility of UV disinfection in a project, to designing UV disinfection facilities and helping our clients optimize the operation of UV facilities after construction. Being involved in many UV projects keeps me up to date on the continuous changes in the UV industry and best practices for implementing UV processes.

Why I Choose Hazen and Sawyer

I came to Hazen and Sawyer to apply my engineering skills to improve water and wastewater treatment processes to benefit our environment, and I have stayed for over twenty years. Because of constantly changing treatment goals, regulations, and technologies, each project offers something new and different to evaluate or improve. I especially enjoy seeing the solutions we recommend be transformed from ideas on paper to real-world results.

A Contribution I’m Proud of

I am currently working on the design of an ultraviolet advanced oxidation facility in Florida. As part of a state-of-the-art water reclamation plant, this process will remove micro-contaminants including carcinogens, pharmaceuticals, and endocrine disruptors from the reclaimed water before it is pumped into an aquifer.