Baker to Develop Long-Term Control Plan for Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority

Michael Baker Jr., Inc., was awarded a contract by the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority to develop a Long-Term Control Plan (LTCP) for Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) in Region Two of the Authority's system. Michael Baker Jr., Inc., is an engineering unit of Michael Baker Corp.

Under the three year, $7.5 million contract, Baker and its sub-consultants will perform a variety of functions, including: gathering and review of existing environmental data; development of a geographic information system and computer model of the collection system; generation of a global positioning system (GPS) survey of significant system features; development and evaluation of CSO control alternatives; and an LTCP report. The computer model of the collection system will incorporate GPS, flow monitoring and radar-rainfall data to predict system performance and evaluate the CSO control options.

"Environmentally, the PWSA will be ahead of the curve," Joseph Preston, chairman of the Authority, said. "This agreement gives us the skills, background and support to improve the quality of life in the City of Pittsburgh region."

"We are pleased to have been selected for this challenging project," John D. Whiteford, executive vice president and North Region manager, said. "As a full-service, multidisciplinary firm, Baker can bring the resources and expertise necessary to provide innovative solutions to PWSA's needs in this area."

Serving as sub-consultants to Baker on this project are Wade-Trim Associates, Advanced Technology Systems, Inc., and Collective Efforts, LLC.

Michael Baker Corp. provides engineering and energy expertise for public and private sector clients worldwide. The firm's primary services include engineering design for the transportation and civil infrastructure markets, operation and maintenance of oil and gas production facilities, architecture, environmental services, and construction management for building and transportation projects.


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