Fayetteville Wastewater Projects Recognized at Engineering Awards Ceremony

03/17/2009

Wastewater Treatment Facility engineering design received the highest

The West Side Wastewater Treatment Facility engineering design received the highest possible Engineering award in the State of Arkansas at the 2009 American Council of Engineering Companies Arkansas Chapter Engineering Excellence award ceremony. The event was held in Little Rock on Friday, March 13th 2009. The award was presented to McGoodwin, Williams and Yates, the engineering firm that designed the facility. The plant’s design was selected for the Grand Conceptor Award above entries submitted by top engineering firms throughout the State of Arkansas in all categories of engineering.  The award recognizes engineering achievements demonstrating the highest degree of merit and ingenuity. 

The plant was placed in operation on May 29, 2008, when the first wastewater was received at the facility.  The first effluent was discharged into Goose Creek on Sunday, June 1st. The facility increased the City’s wastewater treatment capacity by 10 million gallons per day, and has passed all EPA permit requirements since being placed in operation.  Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC, of Birmingham, AL, constructed the facility. 

The City’s five mile long 42 inch gravity sewer line running from Happy Hollow Road to the Noland Wastewater Treatment Facility was selected for an Honor Award in the same competition.  This award was presented to Garver Engineers of Fayetteville, who designed that pipeline which was constructed by Rosetta Construction, LLC.  The pipeline was placed in service in August, 2008. 

These projects, as part of the overall Wastewater System Improvement Project, provide the City with the wastewater treatment and transmission capacity to handle wastewater flows for an estimated 115,000 persons, and eliminated sanitary sewer overflows on transmission mains throughout the City.        

For more information contact the WSIP offcice at 718-7670.