For more than a century, we’ve built our reputation on thousands of projects and over 12,000 miles of conveyance pipeline infrastructure worldwide. From permitting through startup, we help our clients make holistic decisions from alignment, planning, design, construction, and operation of new water, wastewater and stormwater systems to rehabilitation and replacement.
Our global knowledge base is comprised of civil, mechanical, mining, structural, hydraulics and geotechnical engineers; planners; geographic information systems (GIS) experts; engineering geologists; and construction managers. This integrated team has expertise in:
Our asset management plans leverage approaches such as PAS 55 and WERF SIMPLE to help utilities assess strengths, weaknesses and potential implementation steps. We can help clients assess the condition of their assets, prioritize capital improvement programs (CIP), adapt CIPs, optimize operations and maintenance, and assess system resilience and vulnerability.
When conveyance means tunneling, we turn to our experts who are skilled in underground construction, mechanical and non-mechanical methods, and trenchless technology. We have delivered a full range of geotechnical services and expertise for more than 650 miles of tunnels for raw water, treated water, stormwater, wastewater and combined and sanitary sewer overflows.
Black & Veatch has been designing dams longer than any other consulting engineering firm in the United States, with continuous work for more than 100 years. We’ve been responsible for investigation, safety inspections, analysis, design, construction, risk management and emergency preparedness of more than 1,500 dams in 20 countries.
Deep Tunnel Sewerage System Phase 2
Black & Veatch and its joint venture partner will work with PUB, Singapore's national water agency, to shape one of the most significant and anticipated used water projects in Asia. The Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS) is a core used water infrastructure which provides a cost-effective and sustainable solution to support Singapore’s continued growth and meet its long-term used water infrastructure needs.
Black Esk Dam and Reservoir Raising
Occasional periods of dry weather in Scotland have highlighted the importance of ensuring reservoirs have the storage required to meet the demands of customers and businesses. Black & Veatch, as the designer and contractor, raised the dam by 2.5 metres, increasing the storage potential and capacity of the reservoir by 40 percent, or nearly 1 billion litres.
San Vicente Dam Raise
Up to 80 percent of the water for the San Diego region is imported from Northern California and the Colorado River. Black & Veatch, in a joint venture, provided construction management services for the San Vicente Dam Raise project, which added 117 feet to the height of the dam and more than doubled the size of the San Vicente Reservoir.
T-Bar Well Field Development and Delivery Project
The area around Midland, Texas, has suffered from two years of severe drought. Black & Veatch was part of a public-private partnership led by Midland County Fresh Water Supply District No. 1 that was contracted to address the water supply shortages for the city of Midland.
Pressure Management Scheme
Hong Kong SAR, China
There are many hills in Hong Kong. With the amount of pressure required to move water through this complex system, leakage can occur, and the city’s Water Supplies Department is taking proactive steps to prevent water loss. Black & Veatch has been working on continuous monitoring and pressure management assignments for 15 of the 17 major supply zones.
Durdham Down Combined Main
North Bristol, UK
The Durdham Down Combined Main is a 10.2-kilometre potable water main running from Harry Stoke in the North of Bristol to Victoria Reservoir, Clifton. This project is part of a £22 million investment by Bristol Water to increase resilience and provide for growth in North Bristol.
Wadi Dayqah Dam and Water Supply Scheme
Muscat and Quriyat, Oman
Black & Veatch was engaged as lead partner in the Wadi Dayqah Dam Joint Venture formed to undertake design, procurement and construction supervision of the US$120 million Wadi Dayqah Water Supply Scheme. The principal components of the scheme comprise two dams to impound the Wadi Dayqah, with pipelines, pumping stations and a water treatment works to supply drinking water.
Integrated Deep Tunnel Solution Will Eliminate the Impacts of CSOs in Toronto, Improving its Water Quality and Quality of Life
Like many North American cities, some of the older parts of Toronto have a combined sewer system. During extreme wet weather events, stormwater and sanitary sewer flows join. Because of effects from urbanisation, a growing population and the city’s outmoded sewer configuration, run-off from rain and melted snow blends with debris and pollutants from the cityscape and raw sewage from the sanitary system. To address the issue, the city has embarked on a $3 billion, 25-year, multi-stage initiative to upgrade its stormwater control.Read More
Pipeline Assessment and Upgrades
We believe in replacing the right pipe, at the right time, with the right material to help clients make better decisions.
We offer planning expertise that drives strong, sustainable, distribution and collection systems over the long-term.
Dams, Levees and Reservoirs
Whether it’s for drinking, irrigation, flood control, recreation or hydropower, Black & Veatch knows dams and reservoirs.
Black & Veatch in the News
Changes and Choices: Evolving Best Practices in Stormwater Management
As a call to action, “Don’t let good be the enemy of great” has helped Johnson County’s stormwater management program successfully advance with evolving best practices and shifting stakeholder needs. Andrew Smith and Lee Kellenberger describe development and implementation of the program improvements.