The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) recently announced that National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits submitted for renewal or modification after January 1, 2019 will include total nitrogen monitoring requirements for sanitary dischargers who have a 1.0 MGD average design flow or greater. With the inclusion of total nitrogen monitoring in NPDES permits, it’s important to understand why nitrogen is being monitored and what is being required by IDEM.
As a young engineer, I find myself constantly impressed with how much I don’t know. There have been so many days I’ve been proud of myself for making it through a day of work without asking any questions – and then come in the next day to realize I really should have. Luckily, I’m surrounded by patient coworkers who are willing to answer my dumb questions, assuring me that they remember their days in my shoes. Still, the idea of being in a room surrounded by experienced engineers discussing problems that even they do not understand sounds like an intimidating affair. So, when I got the opportunity to attend the Indiana Section American Water Works Association (AWWA) Annual Conference this year, I was more terrified than excited.
Wessler had the privilege of aiding Eastern Heights Utilities (EHU) and the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) on the multi-million dollar I-69 corridor project that connected Indianapolis and Evansville, Indiana through Greene County. Wessler assisted with the relocation of several water mains, adding up to 19 projects in total. Services included studies, planning, design, and much more related to the avoidance of environmental impacts!
For more on the project and the several unique challenges, situations, and requirements that arose, click through the slideshare below!
For more information on this and other similar projects, feel free to contact Mary Atkins, P.E., (MaryA@wesslerengineering.com) or Dylan Lambermont, P.E., (DylanL@wesslerengineering.com) or 317-788-4551.
Wessler is proud to announce Adam Sitka, E.I., as this month's Employee Spotlight! Adam currently serves in our Drinking Water Group as a project engineer.
Wessler is proud to announce Jeff Ballard, P.E., as this month's Employee Spotlight! Jeff currently serves as a senior project manager in our Wastewater Group, with structural engineering being his primary area of expertise.
In order to obtain most state and federal funding for your community's project, you will need to complete a Preliminary Engineering Report (PER). But what all is a PER useful for? And what are some common questions that community leaders might have? Find out below!
Wessler is proud to announce Stan Diamond, P.E., BCEE, as our Employee of the Month! Stan has 38 years of experience and works as a Senior Project Manager in our Drinking Water group. He also has expertise in stormwater and wastewater planning, design, and construction.
Wessler is proud to announce Josh Hood, E.I., as the Employee of the Month! Josh works as an Engineer in our Evansville office, working on a variety of projects. He worked as a summer intern with Wessler from 2012 to 2014, and has been employed full-time since May 2015. He has experience in stormwater, sanitary, drinking water, surveying, and construction services. Additional experience includes permitting, modeling, and field services.
Before we get into the 5 reasons, let's make sure we've got a clear understanding as to what a Guaranteed Savings Contract (GSC) is. A GSC provides a method for selecting a contractor for water, wastewater and energy projects utilizing qualifications. GSCs preserve the strengths of design-bid-build (DBB), while incorporating the value and performance benefits of design-build (DB). They are primarily intended for the replacement of something that is failing. One example would be a failing water main, with the curb and pavement above the main also included in the GSC. With that said, here are 5 reasons why a GSC might just be the right thing for you.