The American Council of Engineering Companies of New Jersey (ACEC NJ) has awarded H2M architects + engineers a 2015 Engineering Excellence Award. H2M was recognized with a Distinguished Award for the Upper Ringwood water system upgrade.
Located within New Jersey’s Passaic County, the Borough of Ringwood’s water utility needed upgrades to its outlying area—the Upper Ringwood Service Area. H2M was retained to renew and upgrade the existing water supply and treatment facilities while maintaining continuous service to its customers.
The project resulted in a new chemical treatment system, housed in an exceptionally small footprint, and disguised as a quaint dwelling at the entrance of a local municipal complex. It recovers 1 million gallons of water per week by automating the manual process of refilling the water tank. A large leak was also discovered in the water system and has since led to the recovery of 100,000 gallons of unaccounted-for water per day. Overall, the project saves the client approximately $106,000 per year in wasted water, and will lead to capital recovery in less than five years.
The ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards Competition celebrates the most outstanding project achievements of the consulting engineering industry. Each year, over 40 firms submit projects that are judged on a rigorous set of criteria that includes complexity, innovation, and value to society. Each project was selected for its demonstration of superior skill and ingenuity.
H2M received its award at the 44th Engineering Excellence Awards Banquet on March 11 at the Forsgate Country Club in Jamesburg, NJ. The winning project panels were exhibited at a reception immediately preceding the dinner.