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Utah water projects garner national acclaim for engineering excellence

Release Date: May 16, 2024

Water reuse and resilience projects heralded for setting new standards for innovation and sustainability

PureSOJO Direct Potable Reuse Pilot Facility

Pure SoJo Direct Potable Reuse Demonstration Facility, Riverton, Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah, May 16, 2024 – Carollo Engineers, in collaboration with the City of South Jordan and the Central Utah Water Conservancy District, is proud to announce the distinguished recognition of two water projects at the recent 2024 Engineering Excellence Awards Gala hosted by the American Council of Engineering Companies.

Receiving a National Honor Award, the City of South Jordan’s Pure SoJo Direct Potable Reuse Demonstration Facility has captured attention for its exceptional contribution to sustainable water management practices. Not only does it produce high-quality, potable water for demonstration and public outreach initiatives, but it also establishes a pioneering example of direct potable reuse (DPR) in Utah. This project sets the stage for full-scale DPR implementation and offers invaluable insights for future facilities nationwide interested in creating local, reliable, drought-tolerant supplies. As prime consultant, Carollo played a pivotal role in providing preliminary and final design of the facility, as well as engineering services during construction and on-going operational support.

The Duchesne Valley Water Treatment Plant Improvement Project was honored with a National Recognition Award, marking a significant achievement in addressing critical environmental concerns. Following the 2018 Dollar Ridge Fire, the Central Utah Water Conservancy District enlisted Carollo’s expertise to bolster the plant’s operational flexibility and resilience, particularly in mitigating water quality challenges arising from the fire’s aftermath. Throughout the project lifecycle, Carollo provided innovative conceptual and final design services, along with ongoing technical support during construction to ensure a consistent supply of high-quality, safe drinking water to the Duchesne Valley community.

“This esteemed acknowledgment speaks volumes about Utah’s unwavering dedication to sustainable water management and ensuring a reliable water supply. It also underscores Carollo’s commitment to providing innovative solutions that serve communities and preserve our essential natural resources,” said Carollo Senior Vice President Alan Domonoske. “We congratulate and thank the City of South Jordan and the Central Utah Water Conservancy District for the well-deserved national acclaim and for their outstanding collaboration which was critical to the success of the projects.”

The annual Engineering Excellence Awards Gala celebrates the exceptional achievements of engineering firms across the nation in various disciplines. Projects are evaluated based on criteria such as innovation, complexity, sustainability, and societal impact, with awards presented to those demonstrating the highest levels of engineering excellence.


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Cameron McWilliam
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