Water/Wastewater Program to Strengthen Jordan Governate

Ultimate Goal to Reduce Poverty through Economic Growth

From left: Daniel Yohannes, CEO, MCC Washington D.C.; Eng. Kamal Zoubi, CEO, MCA-Jordan; Shajan Joykutty, P.E., Program Manager, Hazen and Sawyer; Eng. Suliman Al-Shafie, Managing Partner, DAOIE, at the contract signing ceremony.

(WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 13, 2012) – Hazen and Sawyer, in Joint Venture with Dar Al-Omran Infrastructure and Environment, has been selected by Millennium Challenge Account-Jordan for the role of Program Management Consultant and Construction Supervisor for Water and Wastewater Network Projects in Zarqa, Jordan. The $160-million program is being funded by the United States Government through the Millennium Challenge Corporation.

Zarqa is the third largest governorate in Jordan with a population of about one million. In recent years, a growing population and increased use of potable water for irrigation have created stresses on water distribution systems and these problems have been exacerbated by very hilly topography, lack of pressure zoning, and significant leakage. Meanwhile, the wastewater collection system is becoming increasingly inefficient with clogged pipes and inadequate pumping capacity.

Program Management will include control of six independent contracts; three awarded on a bid-design-build basis for water supply systems and three awarded on a bid-build basis for wastewater collection systems.

Construction scope will include:

• 17 miles of water supply mains
• 250 miles of water distribution system
• Water pump station, storage reservoir and comprehensive SCADA system
• 90 miles of wastewater collection systems

For Hazen and Sawyer, this project represents a progression from earlier work funded by USAID and completed in 2008 on design and construction supervision of water supply pipelines, pumping, storage and distribution system improvements for Amman, Jordan.

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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