CHAMBERS LAKE STORMWATER TREATMENT FACILITY RECEIVES AWARD
LACEY, WA, January 28, 2016: The Chambers Lake Stormwater Treatment Facility has received the Silver Award for Social, Economic, and Sustainable Design. The award was presented by the American Council of Engineering Companies at the 48th Annual Engineering Excellence Awards on January 22nd at the Bellevue Westin.
Designed by Herrera Environmental Consultants and constructed by Active Construction, Inc., a 6.9-acre site once overwhelmed with invasive plants was transformed to a combination of stormwater treatment wetlands with accessible open space for the community to enjoy. Located south of 26th Loop SE and along the eastern shore of Little Chambers Lake, the new facility treats stormwater runoff from a 187-acre drainage area, which was the largest untreated stormwater outfall to Chambers Lake. The new facility treats stormwater runoff cost-effectively while enhancing a beautiful shoreline setting, creating improved wildlife habitat, and providing a new community asset with trails, benches, viewing areas, and other amenities for citizens to enjoy.
The project was partially funded through a $1 million grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology.
For more information, contact Erick Mahugh, Utility Engineer, by phone at (360) 491-5600 or by email at email@example.com.
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- Erick Mahugh, Utility Engineer; (360) 491-5600; firstname.lastname@example.org