June 9, 2011 IN: Awards, News
McCrone was a recipient of the 2011 Large Project of the Year Award at the County Engineers’ Association of Maryland (CEAM) Annual Fall Conference in Ocean City, MD.
CEAM is an organization which includes the 23 counties and the city of Baltimore, state agencies, and private engineering firms providing a forum for new ideas and is an advocate for the infrastructure needs of the entire state.
The awarded project was the Worton Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade and Effluent Land Application System located in Kent County, MD. The entire project team (county, engineer, and contractor) received recognition for their efforts. Recipients included Wayne Morris, Director of Public Works, Kent County, MD, Ryan Rangel, PE, Project Manager, McCrone, and John Wathan, JLW Associates.
In a presentation to the conference attendees, Mr. Rangel discussed the features of the plant up- grade and the effluent land application system. Utilizing an advanced treatment process, the $10 million facility was recognized for its innovative design and cost effectiveness while meeting environmental regulations and the needs of the community. The project has a positive impact on the environment and specifically helps reduce nutrient loading to the Chesapeake Bay by
treating wastewater to advanced levels and by applying effluent to farmland where nutrients can be taken up by crops in lieu of being discharged to the Bay.
Click here to read more details about the Worton Plant
and advanced MBR technology designed by the McCrone team.