Swift Solutions The sustainable solution involved the design, construction and commissioning of two freshwater service reservoirs with a total capacity of 26,500 cubic meters (7 million gallons) and two saltwater service reservoirs with a total capacity of 12,000 cubic meters (3 million gallons) to be located in two rock caverns within the mountain. The two underground saltwater service reservoirs are located along an arched-roof access tunnel. Introducing the concept of housing the saltwater service reservoirs in the cavern instead of cutting into the slopes helped actualize WSD’s objective to protect the environment. Another key element of WSD’s mission statement is to provide a reliable and adequate supply of wholesome potable water for drinking and seawater for sanitary flushing to its 7 million customers in the most cost-effective way. “At the commencement of the contract, most team members believed that it was a virtually impossible mission to complete on time. However, Black & Veatch pulled all the parties together, and the team completed the work in 30 months.” Albert Lee, Water Supplies Department, Hong Kong SAR Contact us to learn more about what we can do for you. 0 Related Insights New Advances in Zero Emissions Vehicles Offer Promise for Work Fleets There’s no doubt that alternative fuel vehicles hold great potential to disrupt the transportation sector. But where does the commercial and industrial sector stand with adoption today? Technology, Trading Offer Opportunity for Managing Nutrient Discharge Commercial, industrial manufacturers press for sustainability, rethink energy options The changing energy landscape is prodding businesses to rethink how they use and manage electricity. The Evolution of Project Delivery: The How and Why There are an estimated 240,000 water main breaks every year in the United States, and those ruptures waste between 14 percent and 18 percent of the nation's drinking water. Aging infrastructure is primarily to blame, as an estimated 40 percent of U.S. water and wastewater pipes are beyond their life expectancy, notes a recent article in WaterWorld. The article goes on to say that half of forecasted capital expenditures by water providers will cover new installation and rehabilitation of underground infrastructure Sustainability and Automation: Two Megatrends Reshaping the Commercial & Industrial Space After a significant focus on investments in labor productivity, forward-looking data from the 2019 Strategic Directions: Commercial & Industrial Report reflects a projected shift in sustainability investments towards IT, data and communications infrastructure. Related Project Stories DIY Approach Makes Water Treatment Safer for Hong Kong Citizens The Hong Kong Water Supplies Department is bringing more clean drinking water to its citizens in much safer ways. Ultimately, the department set out to double the Tai Po Water Treatment Works’ production. Achieving that goal was an amazing feat in itself, but the department saw beyond the infrastructure to boldly address the equally complex challenge of safe and sustainable treatment. Lifting the Burdens of Capital Improvement Programs For more than 20 years, Black & Veatch worked with the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utility Commission to upgrade its wastewater treatment system on a project-by-project basis. There were many short-term wins, but resilience dated master plan made the long-term a bit less clear. The real win, and biggest cost savings, required a different approach. Redevelopment and Restoration of Abandoned Industrial Site Brings Back Native Wildlife Black & Veatch partnered with the State of Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to go beyond their initial cleanup assignment to develop a solution that focuses on long-term sustainability and natural resource management for all living creatures in the Yorklyn Valley region. Water Reuse Provides Cost Savings to City, Avocado Farmers The city of Escondido, Calif., had converging challenges. It had too much wastewater and not enough potable water. The answer: water reuse. A Wastewater Treatment Plant that Pays for Itself Black & Veatch is the designer and builder of a new, $35 million solids treatment system for the Liverpool Wastewater Treatment Plant in Medina County, Ohio. The system provides energy performance savings and other sustainable benefits through an innovative Design-Build Performance Contract. As a result, the county expects to be able to pay for the new system without increasing customer rates.