Abingdon WTP Expansion Wins Award of Merit

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(BALTIMORE, MD – Dec. 7 2012) – Engineering News Record (ENR) has bestowed a 2012 Award of Merit – Best Civil Works/Infrastructure Project to the Abingdon Water Treatment Plant expansion.

Hazen and Sawyer provided facility planning, preliminary engineering, final design, bid and construction-phase services for an expansion from 10 mgd to 20 mgd (with planning for buildout to 40 mgd) at the plant in Harford County, MD.

Outstanding design features included architectural and basin design to complement the colonial architecture of the existing plant and surrounding area, and a unique backwash recycle process that allows for filters to be physically disconnected from the main process and used for filtering plant backwash water during high recycle rate periods.

The Best Projects of 2012 Awards are a series of special events to celebrate and honor the building teams that created the best projects of 2012 nationwide. These extraordinary projects are selected by juries of local prominent industry professionals focusing on those projects that overcame significant challenges; adopted innovative approaches; executed exceptional design and craftsmanship; and maintained safe sites.

The Abingdon WTP project will be honored in a special Mid-Atlantic edition of ENR in December and during an awards ceremony Dec. 11, 2012, in Baltimore, Md.

Since our founding in 1951, Hazen and Sawyer has focused on two things: providing safe drinking water and controlling water pollution. Our range of services encompasses the planning, design, and construction management of water and wastewater-related projects – from clean water treatment, storage, and distribution to wastewater and stormwater collection, treatment, and reuse.

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