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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AWIA compliance dates are looming.

Have you completed the required Risk and Resiliency Assessment and Emergency Response Plan updates? If not, we can help. At Carollo, water is all we do. We understand the requirements of the American Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) because we’ve been applying them to our projects for years. Our approach helps ensure your facilities' compliance while managing risk and meeting your customers’ expectations for a long-term resilient system.

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Leading over two dozen workshops and technical presentations, Carollo was well represented at the WEFTEC’s 92nd Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference held in Chicago on September 21-25. Thanks to WEF, our clients and colleagues, and the City of Chicago for a great week! See how Carollo made their mark in Chicago:

A rendering of the future Headworks facility which includes a large integrated artwork by artist Norie Sato. [Rendering: Norie Sato, 2018]

Carollo’s design of the $250 million Southeast Plant Headworks for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) included an evaluation of the project’s sustainable performance using the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure Envision® framework. Led by Envision® project lead Sarah Deslauriers, the project team assessed the project’s performance across 60 sustainability criteria addressing a wide range of indicators including: community, quality of life, management, planning, materials, energy, water, environmental impacts, emissions, and resilience.

The sustainable design of the SEP Headworks facility earned a 2019 Envision® Gold Award. The sustainable highlights of the...

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Bryant L. Bench Award Recipient Nah’el Mohsen Ali

Each year, the American Water Works Association and its members recognize the importance of investing in students as the future of the water industry by awarding more than 17 scholarships sponsored by industry leaders. Carollo Engineers supports this effort with a $10,000 scholarship established in honor of Water Practice Director, Bryant L. Bench, who combined elegant engineering with innovative concepts like managed filtration to improve drinking water quality for millions across the country. This year, the 2019 Bryant L. Bench Scholarship was awarded to Nah’el Mohsen Ali, a student at the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. The presentation took place at this...

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The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) recently awarded the Boynton Beach Ion Exchange Resin Plant and East WTP Improvements project the Best Overall Design-Build Project of the Year and the Water/Wastewater DBIA Florida Region Design-Build Project of the Year.

In 2015, the City of Boynton Beach authorized the project to proceed with the progressive design-build of the East WTP Ion Exchange and Upgrades Project, which included design, services and equipment procurement, and construction services, resulting in a turnkey facility.

Carollo, teamed with PCL’s Water Infrastructure Group (the key subcontractor on the improvement project) to design and build the 24-million-...

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On November 30, 2017, Carollo hosted its second annual One Water LA Holiday Celebration. Leaders from the Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office, and a variety of One Water LA team members and stakeholders gathered together to celebrate the progress of the One Water LA 2040 Plan and reaffirm the City’s goals of making LA’s water supply reliable, sustainable, and safe for current and future generations. This short video captures some of the excitement, energy, and enthusiasm of the One Water LA team as it speeds towards its goal of a complete, implementable, and cost-conscious plan for LA’s water supply future!

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 through her day. The video will be shown in classrooms across San Diego, will be featured on the SDUSD website, and be part of the Biocom Institute's outreach efforts.

 

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

Ak-Chin Aerial

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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EPA takes actions to reduce impacts on impaired waters in Oklahoma
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 -- EPA News Releases
DALLAS – (Nov. 13, 2019) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $238,323 to the Oklahoma Office of the Secretary of Energy and Environment to support the state’s water pollution control program. ..

U.S. EPA celebrates WIFIA project with groundbreaking at Orange County Water ...
Thursday, November 7, 2019 -- EPA News Releases
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Orange County Water District (OCWD) participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for the Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS) Final Expansion in Orange County, California. ..

EPA to hold public meeting Dec. 5 on proposal of Blades Groundwater to Nation...
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 -- EPA News Releases
Contact: R3press@epa.gov ..

EPA Continues Progress Under PFAS Action Plan
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 -- EPA News Releases
WASHINGTON ⁠— As part of the U.S. ..

EPA and Silver Bay Seafoods settle federal Clean Water Act discharge violations
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 -- EPA News Releases
SITKA, Alaska  – Sitka-based seafood processor Silver Bay Seafoods, LLC has reached a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over federal Clean Water Act discharge violations. ..

EPA and Bureau of Reclamation Advance Federal Cooperation on Funding for Wate...
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 -- EPA News Releases
WASHINGTON (Nov. 6, 2019) ⁠— Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that advances federal collaboration on funding for water supply and water reuse projects nationwide. ..

EPA awards environmental justice grants to communities and tribes in Alaska, ...
Monday, November 4, 2019 -- EPA News Releases
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will award Environmental Justice grants to the Seldovia Village Tribe, in Alaska, Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides and Voz Workers Rights Education Project, in Oregon, and the Methow Valley Citizens Council, in Washington. ..

EPA Region 7 Selects Environmental Justice Grant Projects in Missouri and Neb...
Monday, November 4, 2019 -- EPA News Releases
Environmental News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ..

EPA Announces $2.5 Million in Funding to Restore and Protect Water Quality on...
Monday, November 4, 2019 -- EPA News Releases
WASHINGTON (November 5, 2019) —Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing an estimated $2.5 million in federal grant funding to improve water quality on tribal lands. ..

EPA Seeks Input on Proposals to Establish a Clear and Stable Regulatory Frame...
Sunday, November 3, 2019 -- EPA News Releases
WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. ..

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Nov 12 EPA takes actions to reduce impacts on impaired waters in Oklahoma
DALLAS – (Nov. 13, 2019) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $238,323 to the Oklahoma Office of the Secretary of Energy and Environment to support the state’s water pollution control program.
Nov 7 U.S. EPA celebrates WIFIA project with groundbreaking at Orange Cou...
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Orange County Water District (OCWD) participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for the Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS) Final Expansion in Orange County,...
Nov 6 EPA to hold public meeting Dec. 5 on proposal of Blades Groundwater...
Contact: R3press@epa.gov