Donohue & Associates and Jefferson City received an Engineering Excellence Grand Award for the Cole Junction Pump Station and Force Main project from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Missouri. The awards for Engineering Excellence are bestowed upon member firms in recognition of quality engineering achievements. Project entries are judged on the basis of excellence in design, the degree to which the client’s needs are met, as well as benefit to the public welfare and to engineering practices.
The Cole Junction Pump Station and Force Main project was undertaken to increase the capacity of the pump station, eliminate sanitary sewer overflows, and address force main deficiencies. A unique approach was developed that saved the City over $10 million. This approach included providing wastewater storage at the pump station site and developing a more cost-effective force main route. The pump station can now handle flows up to 14,000 gallons per minute during a storm event and the new force main under the Missouri River conveys flows directly to the wastewater treatment plant.
Pictured above: Eric Seaman, Jefferson City Wastewater Division Director (left) and Al Callier, Donohue St. Louis Office Manager (right).
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