Awards

Awards 2017-05-16T09:19:39+00:00

2017

Butterfield Water Treatment Plant Intake Improvements (City of Pasco)

Located on the Columbia River, the Butterfield Intake plays a crucial role as a reliable drinking water source for the City of Pasco. The screen quality was deteriorating, and it could not meet the Butterfield WTP’s 28 to 30 MGD capacity. Our original scope covered refurbishing the existing screen and installing a second traveling screen. However, further review of the data combined with new regulatory requirements required a solution that was far more complex than the City originally anticipated. RH2 prepared a technical memorandum summarizing the new regulatory guidelines and the resulting Butterfield intake facility capacity, and the City requested that RH2 amend the original scope to meet the new regulations as well as the future WTP capacity. Read more…

Butterfield Water Treatment Plant Intake Improvements (City of Pasco)

Located on the Columbia River, the Butterfield Intake plays a crucial role as a reliable drinking water source for the City of Pasco. The screen quality was deteriorating, and it could not meet the Butterfield WTP’s 28 to 30 MGD capacity. Our original scope covered refurbishing the existing screen and installing a second traveling screen. However, further review of the data combined with new regulatory requirements required a solution that was far more complex than the City originally anticipated. RH2 prepared a technical memorandum summarizing the new regulatory guidelines and the resulting Butterfield intake facility capacity, and the City requested that RH2 amend the original scope to meet the new regulations as well as the future WTP capacity. Read more…

2015

Wastewater Treatment Facility (City of Cashmere)

Facing increased environmental regulations, the City of Cashmere selected RH2 to evaluate options for upgrading or replacing the City’s existing lagoon system WWTP and prepare a Facility Plan. A new WWTP was chosen as the preferred alternative and RH2 prepared preliminary and final designs. Additional services provided by RH2 include geological, permitting, bid process support, engineering support during construction, and control system integration and programming. Read more…

TAP Emergency Intertie Project (City of Ashland)

Anticipating that their existing water supply may become inadequate due to the severity of the drought in 2013, the City of Ashland took steps to move forward with the Talent Ashland Phoenix (TAP) connection to provide emergency water in case their existing sources were unable to meet the water demands of the city. In March of 2014, RH2 was retained to develop the design and construction necessary to address this urgent issue by late summer of that same year – compressing a project that would normally span 2 years into only 5 months. An extraordinary amount of coordination and planning was required to complete the design and construction of 15,000 LF of transmission pipeline, upgrades to the existing pump stations in the cities of Phoenix and Talent, and a new temporary pump station in Ashland. Read more…

View Acres Reservoirs Seismic Retrofit (Oak Lodge Water District)

We performed a structural seismic analysis of two 2.8-million-gallon, ground-supported steel water reservoirs at their View Acres site, built in 1966 and 1989. The structural evaluations found that both reservoirs were at risk for uplift and overturning during a current code-prescribed earthquake. The 1989 reservoir also required foundation modifications to avoid soil failure during an earthquake. RH2 designed upgrades to bring the two reservoirs up to the current code and safeguard them against a seismic event that could cause catastrophic failure and interrupt critical services to the area. Read more…

2014

YWCA Pedestrian Bridge

RH2 was a member of the planning and design team that conceived and constructed the 400-room award-winning YWCA Family Village in Issaquah Highlands. The development plan originally included a pedestrian bridge to connect the residential area to a Park and Ride garage across busy NE Highlands Drive, but it was deleted after bidding due to budget constraints. RH2 proposed a unique and innovative solution that resulted in the bridge being designed and built for less than the original cost of the design alone.

2013

Peringer Road to Bear Creek Waterline Extension (City of Central Point)

The City of Central Point in Oregon State needed to cross Bear Creek, a tributary of the Rogue River, with a 16-inch waterline to reinforce its water distribution system. Being a fish bearing stream containing protected species (salmon and steelhead), it is closely monitored and controlled by a number of state and federal regulatory agencies. RH2 designed a cost-effective crossing that met regulatory requirements and the City’s needs for improving its water system. Read more…

McMicken Heights Groundwater Treatment Plant (Highline Water District)

To further control its water supply and rates, the Highline Water District added another production well. The iron and manganese-laden production well was only the first of a myriad of challenges. Faced with land swap negotiations, permitting hoops, unforeseen delays, and numerous construction setbacks throughout the project, the District finally has a fully automated, waste-minimizing, water treatment plant and is a step closer to being in full water supply control.

Sunset Highway Reconstruction (City of Cashmere)

How can $70,000 fund a $3,200,000 project? Strong partnering and creative funding that’s how! This project began as a phased, two-block, roadway repair project and grew to a complete corridor improvement project including full road reconstruction, bridge replacement, utilities, and pedestrian amenities. This was made possible by the close partnership, coordination, and foresight of the City of Cashmere, Port of Chelan County, WSDOT, FHWA, TIB, CERB and RH2 Engineering…a true success in project funding!

2012

McMillin 33MG Reservoir Replacement Project (Tacoma Water)

Tacoma Water needed to cover the last of its existing open air storage reservoirs at its McMillin Reservoir site, and determined that constructing two 33 MG pre-stressed, strand-wrapped concrete reservoirs inside the footprint of the existing Reservoir No. 2 would provide the best solution. Overall construction of the reservoirs is impressive and results in the world’s largest diameter, pre-stressed reservoirs. RH2 was hired in the beginning of 2008 to perform design services and, due to great economies of scale in the design elements, was able to complete engineering for less than 1.5 percent of the overall project cost.

2011

2009–2010 Enclosed Lateral Improvements (Sunnyside Division Board of Control)

Installation of approximately 18.5 miles of pipeline, converting open channel irrigation ditches to enclosed pressurized irrigation mains. RH2 assisted in design, bidding and construction inspection of the project on a very condensed timeline.

The Organization Award can be given by the Section chair in recognition of outstanding service and exceptional devotion by an organization towards continued success in the activities of the Pacific Northwest Section of the American Waterworks Association.

Awarded to RH2’s Bill Beckman

The award is presented at the American Waterworks Association Pacific Northwest Section Annual Conference to someone whose service to the section is representative of the extraordinary service of W. H. Powell and Alexander Lindsay.

2010

Peak Extended Period Storage Reservoir (Union Hill Water Association)

2.5 MG reinforced concrete reservoir to store water to be used during peak extended periods (up to two weeks) and stored for up to two months prior to peak day demands to maintain the instantaneous limitations of water withdrawal allowed by permit.