Silicon Valley Clean Water Project Wins AEP 2018 Outstanding Environmental Analysis Award

The Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP) held their annual conference in Palm Springs March 25-28, 2018 in Rancho Mirage, California. The Silicon Valley Clean Water Wastewater Conveyance System and Treatment Plant Reliability Improvement Project Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was recognized with AEP’s top honor – the Outstanding Environmental Analysis Award. WRA wishes to congratulate our client, Silicon Valley Clean Water, prime consultant David J. Powers & Associates, Inc., and our other teaming partners for this outstanding achievement.

The project is made up of 17 components, each consisting of specific improvements and upgrades to nearly all components of the existing conveyance system, including pipelines and pump stations. This complex, multi-year infrastructure project will be constructed in cooperation with multiple jurisdictions and agencies. WRA led the biological section of the EIR which dealt with complex issues including sensitive baylands species, aquatic resources, and unique construction needs. WRA’s ability to translate complex material seamlessly in to the EIR document was a strong value-add for the project documentation.

In addition, WRA provided permitting support to SVCW. Project permits and authorizations were obtained by WRA from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, National Marine Fisheries Service, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  Currently, WRA is coordinating permitting and biological resources documentation for the project design-build effort, as well as leading permit compliance for other ongoing projects at SVCW.

For more information, contact WRA Principal Justin Semion.