RH2 is well known to save clients’ money through cost savings evaluations and they recently set their focus internally on their Bothell headquarters. The new office space will have larger conference rooms to better accommodate group meetings and client lunch-and-learn events; the office floor plan is strategically laid out to encourage staff collaboration and interaction; [...]
Congratulations to Pacific Northwest Section American Waterworks Association Tapping Competition Winners – Under Pressure! Under Pressure competed against other tapping teams at the PNWS AWWA 2011 Section Conference in Boise, Idaho in May. Under Pressure team members are from City of Airway Heights and Vera Water and Power in the Spokane Valley. RH2 was a [...]
For many years, RH2 has been a proud Sponsor of Water for People, the charity run by the American Water Works Association. Water for People is dedicated to promoting the installation of safe drinking water and sanitary sewer systems in developing countries, changing the lives of millions of people. Water for People is an exceptional charity with many projects in operation ten years later, which is an amazing feat.
At its annual 2011 Engineering Excellence Award ceremony, the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) awarded RH2 the Bronze Award for the 2009–2010 Enclosed Lateral Improvements Projects (ELIPS) for Sunnyside Division Board of Control as an outstanding achievement for 2010. Our notable contribution was performing planning, permitting, engineering, environmental, and bidding services for the first 18 miles of the project in an extremely condensed, 4-month time frame. During this period, Sunnyside Division was making continuous changes to alignment, scope, service area and design criteria up to and beyond project bidding into the construction phase.
Tacoma Water needed to cover the last of its existing open air storage reservoirs. After an extensive study of various cover options, Tacoma Water decided to construct two 33 MG pre-stressed, strand-wrapped concrete reservoirs inside the footprint of the existing McMillin Reservoir No. 2. Construction of the tanks will result in the world’s largest diameter, [...]
The Northeast Sammamish Sewer and Water District needed a minimum of 500,000 gallons of additional storage, and a booster pump station and transmission main to redirect water to supply the new reservoir. As a result of a public outreach effort, the district decided to design the reservoir as a partially buried, reinforced concrete tank and [...]
Lakewood Water District planned to construct a new regional transmission main and booster station to deliver wholesale water to nearby purveyors. The first portion of the transmission main is a 24,000 lineal foot ductile iron pipeline in the Parkland area from Tacoma Avenue South to 20th Avenue East. The first 22,000 feet are 20-inch-diameter pipes, [...]
The City of Stanwood retained RH2 to assist with a Biosolids Utilization Plan to update its storage of waste activated sludge procedures. The plan characterized the biosolids as Class B biosolids based on laboratory results. It was also determined that the biosolids contained in Pond No. 2 needed to be removed and land applied for [...]
The Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District Enclosed Lateral Improvement Projects (ELIPS) 2009—2010 laterals consisted of the installation of approximately 18.5 miles of pipeline, converting open channel irrigation ditches into enclosed pressurized irrigation mains. RH2 assisted in design, bidding and construction inspection of the project on a very condensed timeline. The project was designed in only 2 [...]
RH2 was retained to expand the capacity of the Kitsap Peninsula’s Joint Wastewater Treatment Facility in response to population growth pressure. The Washington State Department of Ecology would only allow expansion providing that the mass loading being discharged did not increase above the original limits and that extreme wet weather flows up to 16.0 MGD [...]