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Gobernadora Multi-Purpose Basin Receives Statewide Recognition

The unique Gobernadora Multipurpose Basin has received recognition from multiple local, regional and statewide agencies for its extensive contributions towards sustainable water supply management. In May, The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) named the project a finalist for the Clair A. Hill Water Agency Award for Excellence, a prestigious recognition from a statewide organization. This marks the third award for the project in the last six months, including the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) of Orange County Water Project of the Year and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) of Orange County / Inland Empire Best of the Best Merit Recognition.

The Gobernadora Multipurpose Basin reclaims an urban stormwater waste stream and provides flood attenuation through a 26-acre basin system. The benefits produced by the basin are made possible due to advanced engineering design including dynamic controls that adjust operation according to flow conditions, inflatable rubber diversion dams, wetland water quality treatment, extensive flood detention, groundwater pumping wells and a complex pumping facility to transfer treated flows to a non-potable water system and an important regional ecological area for habitat and environmental preservation. Read more about the project…

City of Douglas staff unveiled a new solar array site at the Waste Water Treatment Plant

The new solar array is a 300 kW DC system, and was produced in part by Michael Krebs, PE, Vice President of PACE Advanced Water Engineering.

Krebs noted that before prior to the solar project’s completion, Arizona Public Service (APS) cost rates for the Waste Water Treatment Plant were projected to rise from $130,000 to $200,000 annually by 2035. Read more…

Water Project of the Year – Gobernadora Multipurpose Basin

The Gobernadora Multipurpose Basin designed by PACE was awarded as “Water Project of The Year” by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Orange County, California Branch. Read more about the project…

Unique Water Recovery Project is Dedicated

On Friday, 11/2/15, representatives from Santa Margarita Water District, the County of Orange, Rancho Mission Viejo, PACE, project consultants and community stakeholders gathered at the newly constructed Gobernadora Basin to celebrate the completion of a one-of-a-kind water recovery system. Gobernadora Basin is a truly unique multi-functioning 26-acre basin system capturing and recycling urban nuisance runoff, while providing additional key benefits including regional flood protection and improvement of water quality. Read more about the project…

California Further Reduces Water Allowance for Landscapes

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has enacted tougher restrictions on landscaped areas to reduce water use through the Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance: 2015 Revision. Read more …

City of Bisbee, AZ powers clean water with 400kW of Solar PV from PCI Solar

The PCI Solar team worked with PACE, a nationally recognized waste water treatment services provider, and community leaders to develop a well designed solar system for Bisbee’s waste water treatment facility. Read more…

PACE is providing Construction Management on San Diego County Desalination Facility Expansion

SAN DIEGO – The Sweetwater Authority is preparing to expand San Diego County’s first desalination plant.

The Richard A. Reynolds Groundwater Desalination Facility in Chula Vista, the county’s first desalination plant, opened in 2000 by producing 4,000,000 gallons of drinking water every day. Read more…

Walnut Canyon – Reliable Reservoir Resolution

Reliable Reservoir Resolution” Water & Wastes Digest interview with Keisuke Ikehata on the Lenain Water Treatment Plant at this year’s AWWA ACE 15. Read article

Water Wonders

The Communicator Awards presented PACE the 2015 Award of Excellence for the 2015 calendar – “Water Wonders” (view sample of the calendar)