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Project Part of Countys Master Plan to Upgrade and Expand Water Pollution Control Plant
Earth Tech, a unit of Tyco Engineered Products and Services, has been awarded a four-year contract by the Arlington County Water Pollution Control Division in Virginia to provide program management for the Countys Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) upgrade and expansion. The four-year contract is valued at more than $11 million; work under the contract has already begun. The projects construction has been estimated at more than $100 million.
Earth Tech will oversee all aspects of design and construction for major system improvements as well as provide community outreach support services including:
Providing program management including program planning and scheduling; financial reporting; project packaging analysis (design and construction); and regulatory agency coordination.
Design management including Arlington Countys Master Plan 2001 evaluation; design standards preparation; and design reviews.
Construction management including administering project controls; providing resident engineer and inspection services; start-up and turnover coordination; and contract closeout.
Arlington County is implementing its Master Plan 2001, which outlines how the plant will expand from its existing 30 million gallons per day (mgd) plant to a 40 mgd plant while upgrading the facility to reliably implement biological nutrient removal (BNR) at flows above 30 mgd, meet more stringent effluent limits and minimize wet weather bypasses.
"Arlington Countys capital improvements project is ideally suited to Earth Techs experience and expertise," said Diane C. Creel, president of Earth Tech. "The project also represents a significant opportunity to establish a new client and further expands our presence in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Were very pleased to be partnering with Arlington County for this critical infrastructure expansion and upgrade."