Water is all we do
and we do it like no one else

In a world of generalists, a water specialist provides great value.
At Carollo, water is all we do.

This unwavering commitment to the water industry has been a hallmark of the company since our inception in 1933. Over the decades, this single-minded focus has allowed us to make some unique commitments to both clients and staff. It has opened the door to the very best talent in the water industry, innovative water solutions, unparalleled client service, and above all, a collaborative and collegial working environment that makes us a great company to work with.

The fact that this message is as relevant today as it was back in the 1930s is a reaffirmation of the core character and values of our company. The pressing challenges of today’s water industry require the concentrated focus provided by a specialist firm — one that is passionate about water and welcomes the obligation to get the most out of this precious resource.

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It’s been a good week for One Water LA—the game-changing water planning project Carollo is heading up. The project was the cover story for ENR’s November 7/14 issue, and Water Online also...

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Carollo with Fleet Science Center

On October 29th, Carollo partnered with the Fleet Science Center in San Diego and the San Diego Science Alliance's BE WiSE (Better Education for Women in Science and Engineering) group to promote engineering and science careers to approximately 50 middle-school and high-school girls.

Six of Carollo's young female engineers gave presentations on their careers, education, and what made...

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Water is all we do… and now we do it online. For the past three years, Carollo’s Blue Plan-it™ (BPI) decision support system has offered our engineers and clients a powerful one-of-a-kind tool for planning water and wastewater projects. Like most conventional software tools, the BPI desktop version requires license management, software installation, model setup training, and maintenance...

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Carollo Engineers has partnered with the San Diego Unified School District and the Biocom Institute Festival of Science and Engineering to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) education in local schools.

As part of the SDUSD six-week unit of study focusing on water education, Carollo produced this five-minute video of a young Carollo engineer taking us...

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The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) recently announced its 21st annual Design-Build Project/Team Award winners. Among the recipients was Carollo Engineers, winner of the National Award of Merit in the Water/Wastewater category for the Clifton (Colorado) Water District's Microfiltration/Ultrafiltration Water Treatment Plant Upgrade.

In 2014, the Clifton Water District selected...

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ENR Top Design Firm Cover

Carollo is very proud (and a little bit humbled) to have been selected by Engineering News-Record (ENR) as its 2016 California Design Firm of the Year. This is a huge honor, given not just the spread and size of the California market, but also the impressive list of engineering companies in the state. While we owe much of this honor to the hard work of our employees across the entire company,...

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FEATURED PROJECTS

City of West Sacramento, California

West Sac Bridge District Photo

The Bridge District Water Storage Facility project was required to meet the water demands for the new development of the City of West Sacramento’s Triangle Specific Plan, which envisioned the Bridge District as a dense, pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use area featuring office, residential, and commercial development that would transform the District into an extension of the urban fabric of downtown Sacramento, including extensive riverfront amenities. The facility consists of the major...

Orange County Sanitation District, California

Headworks Rendering

Carollo completed the Plant No. 2 Headworks Replacement Project for the Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD). The new headworks, currently in the construction phase, has a rated capacity of 340 mgd and an estimated construction cost of $192 million. Carollo began preliminary design of the project in the fall of 2001, and final commissioning of the project took place in early 2011. Demolition of existing facilities and modifications to the existing plant are being implemented and will be...

Ak-Chin Indian Community, Arizona

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The Ak-Chin Indian Community established long-range goals for economic growth and development. This proposed development would severely overload the Community’s existing water and wastewater infrastructure. Consequently, Community leaders commissioned a Water and Wastewater Feasibility Study that identified a series of critical infrastructure and facility upgrades necessary to accommodate the proposed growth initiatives.

Carollo was selected to provide planning, design, and...

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State Releases Draft Plan for Long-Term Conservation
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 -- Water News
A group of state agencies today released a draft plan that seeks to make water conservation a way of life by providing standards for achieving long-term efficient water use. The draft plan implements Gov. Jerry Brown’s Executive Order B-37-16, which is an order to move the state towards usi... ..

ACWA Presents Emissary Award to Kathy Cole
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 -- Water News
ANAHEIM – ACWA today presented its eleventh annual Emissary Award to Kathy Cole, a skillful advocate on California water issues. Presented at ACWA’s luncheon during its 2016 Fall Conference & Exhibition, the award recognizes individuals who have made remarkable contributions to Ca... ..

ACWA Brings Water Together with New Logo and Tag Line
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 -- Water News
ACWA unveiled a new logo and tagline today that better reflects its position as a statewide leader in water policy. The tagline – “Bringing Water Together” – also is the theme of ACWA’s Fall Conference and Exhibition in Anaheim where the new branding was unveiled. Th... ..

ACWA Kicks off 2016 Fall Conference & Exhibition in Anaheim
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 -- Water News
ACWA formally kicked off its 2016 Fall Conference & Exhibition in Anaheim today, launching three days of programs, panel discussions and presentations on key California water issues. read more ..

Initial 2017 SWP Allocation Set at 20%
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 -- Water News
The Department of Water Resources today announced an initial 2017 State Water Project allocation of 20%. The department expressed hope that winter storms will bring enough rain and snow for the allocation to increase but warned that drought conditions still exist. read more ..

State Water Board to Require Water Systems to Provide Lead Sampling in Schools
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 -- Water News
The State Water Resources Control Board is expected to notify public water systems in the coming days regarding a new initiative to provide lead sampling to schools. read more ..

Villaraigosa Added to Line-up of Speakers at ACWA Fall Conference
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 -- Water News
Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has been added to the line-up of speakers at ACWA’s Fall Conference & Exhibition in Anaheim Nov. 29 – Dec.  2. Villaraigosa, who recently announced his 2018 bid for governor, will be a special guest during the Wednesday luncheon a... ..

ACWA Conference Forum Focuses on Recruiting Next Generation of Water Leaders
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 -- Water News
ACWA is offering a special Statewide Issue Forum at its Fall Conference & Exhibition in Anaheim next week that will focus on attracting and engaging the next generation of water leaders throughout the state. The forum, titled “Why it Matters? Generational Diversity & the Changing Wo... ..

Little Hoover Commission to Study Tree Mortality in 2017
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 -- Water News
The Little Hoover Commission announced plans Nov. 22 to review the state’s forest management in response to the tree mortality crisis that has affected claimed 102 million trees and counting in the Sierra Nevada. The commission will conduct public hearings in 2017 and assess efforts by stat... ..

Draft Long-Term Conservation Framework Will Not be Released This Week
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 -- Water News
The California Department of Water Resources and the State Water Resources Control Board have informed stakeholders that the public review draft of a long-term water conservation policy framework will not be released this week. While the agencies previously indicated release was targeted for this... ..

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Nov 30 State Releases Draft Plan for Long-Term Conservation
A group of state agencies today released a draft plan that seeks to make water conservation a way of life by providing standards for achieving long-term efficient water use. The draft plan implements Gov. Jerry Brown’s Executive Order B-37-1...
Nov 30 ACWA Presents Emissary Award to Kathy Cole
ANAHEIM – ACWA today presented its eleventh annual Emissary Award to Kathy Cole, a skillful advocate on California water issues. Presented at ACWA’s luncheon during its 2016 Fall Conference & Exhibition, the award recognizes indivi...
Nov 30 ACWA Brings Water Together with New Logo and Tag Line
ACWA unveiled a new logo and tagline today that better reflects its position as a statewide leader in water policy. The tagline – “Bringing Water Together” – also is the theme of ACWA’s Fall Conference and Exhibition ...