Broomfield, Colo., March 9, 2011 – MWH received a Project Merit Award from Environmental Business Journal (EBJ) for its work on the Utilities and Facilities Expansion Program in Cape Coral, Fla. The award was announced Jan. 6 and awarded during an awards ceremony held during the Environmental Industry Summit IX on March 9.
“We’re honored to be recognized by Environmental Business Journal for the environmental and safety merits of this project that is helping meet the water needs of the Cape Coral community,” said Joseph D. Adams, President of MWH Constructors. “As the designer and construction-manager-at-risk on the City of Cape Coral program, MWH successfully delivered numerous projects that not only improved the community, but also helped advance the environmental industry.”
MWH was awarded a program manager-at-risk contract in 2002. Over the next decade, MWH installed more than 720 miles of water, irrigation, and gravity sewer pipelines and constructed over 240 miles of residential road. MWH designed and built a new reverse osmosis water treatment plant, expanded two wastewater reclamation facilities and rehabilitated an existing reverse osmosis (RO) water treatment plant – the oldest running RO plant in the country. MWH completed over 3.3 million hours of work with only one lost-time incident.
MWH received numerous awards over the life of the project in recognition of exemplary construction safety, partnering excellence and community involvement. A major consideration was southwest Florida’s natural habitat, which is home to threatened and endangered species, including the bald eagle, the Florida burrowing owl and the gopher tortoise. MWH’s work created more than $26 million in cost savings for the city. MWH also implemented the “Customer First” program, which included a 24/7 hotline and resulted in an 83 percent customer satisfaction rating.
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MWH, globally driving the wet infrastructure sector, is leading the world in results-oriented management services, technical engineering, construction services and solutions to create a better world. The wet infrastructure sector encompasses a full range of water related projects and programs from water supply, treatment and storage, dams, water management for the natural resources industry and coastal restoration to renewable power and environmental services. MWH is a private, employee-owned firm with offices in 34 countries on six continents. For more information visit the website at www.mwhglobal.com.