PWGC Honored with Diamond Award for Meschutt Beach Project
PWGC has been honored with a Diamond Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York (ACEC-NY)—the organization’s highest honor—for wastewater engineering, design and construction oversight of the development of the region’s first commercial innovative alternative on-site wastewater treatment system (I/A OWTS).
The project was performed at Meschutt County Park on behalf of Suffolk County’s Department of Public Works—it involved the design and engineering of improvements to the Park’s wastewater system which have successfully reduced the amount nitrogen entering Peconic Bay by 65%.
We designed and installed a new I/A OWTS to replace the outdated and underperforming wastewater treatment system at the waterfront park. This project presented several challenges; in addition to being the first commercial application of I/A OWTS technology in Suffolk County, the project was constrained by a six-month completion window and being located in an area with a high water table.
We met with representatives from Suffolk County’s Parks, Public Works and Health Services Departments to determine the best location for the proposed system; developed an in-depth engineering report, design plans and specifications for a County-approved I/A OWTS (in this instance using a system manufactured by Orenco), and developed an aggressive project schedule to be ready for the targeted opening of the park on Memorial Day Weekend 2016.