WESTERVILLE, OH -- The engineering and consulting firm ARCADIS received an Outstanding Groundwater Project Award from the National Ground Water Association for excellence in restoring contaminated groundwater.
This award will be presented during the 2013 NGWA Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting taking place this December in Nashville, Tennessee.
The award-winning project, Protection of Public Supply Well Installation Relative to Superfund Sites, was given for ARCADIS’ role in:
- Remediating a Superfund site in Saegertown, Pennsylvania
- Augmenting a local water supply with a new source
- Protecting a local groundwater supply network from surrounding contamination.
A unique accomplishment of this project is that the location of the new supply well is on a previously delisted Superfund site located adjacent to an active Superfund site. The expanded water supply system increased the water system’s pumping capacity by 24 percent, ensuring that industries operating within the community had the necessary resources to expand into the future.
The clean-up area, designated the Saegertown Industrial Superfund Site, involved four industrial facilities covering a 100-acre area.
NGWA, a nonprofit organization composed of U.S. and international groundwater professionals — contractors, equipment manufacturers, suppliers, scientists, and engineers — is dedicated to advancing groundwater knowledge. NGWA’s vision is to be the leading groundwater association that advocates the responsible development, management, and use of water.