James City Service Authority's Five Forks Water Treatment Facility receives award in engineering excellence
Date: February 7, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Beth Davis, JCSA Environmental Education Coordinator
Phone: (757) 253-6859
The James City Service Authority's (JCSA) Five Forks Water Treatment Facility recently received an award in engineering excellence as a Grand Prize winner by the American Council of Engineering Companies for the State of Virginia. The Facility was one of three in Virginia to receive this prestigious award for 2005.
Accepting the award was James City County Administrator Sanford B. Wanner, JCSA General Manager Larry M. Foster, JCSA Chief Engineer Water Michael D. Vergakis and representatives from Buchart-Horn, the engineering firm that lead the design team for the Facility.
“I am very pleased that the Facility was recognized in the Grand Prize category, the second highest category for engineering excellence,” stated Michael D. Vergakis, who served as project manager.
The Facility includes five deep aquifer production wells, a reverse osmosis water treatment process, a treatment facility structure to house the production wells and the treatment process, a 12-inch concentrate discharge line and a 16-inch potable water discharge main.
The Facility opened in April 2005. The $20 million water treatment facility will ultimately produce 5 million gallons of water daily, which is expected to meet the County’s water needs through 2012 at current growth rates.
Picture (from left to right): Brian Funkhouser (Buchart-Horn), Sandy Wanner (JCC), Paul McMamee (Buchart-Horn), Larry Foster (JCSA), Dan Cargnel (Buchart-Horn), Henry “Hank” Gerhart (Buchart-Horn), Michael Vergakis (JCSA)