Pacific Advanced Civil Engineering selected as recipient of Reclamation grant to improve brackish groundwater desalination

PACE was one of three organizations chosen by the United States Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) to receive a grant award for the “Development of a Novel Photobiological Process to Improve Water Recovery in Brackish Groundwater Desalination”. This technology for reverse osmosis brine treatment is essential to providing clean and reliable water supplies throughout the Western United States. This award will now allow PACE to participate in a two-month period of pilot testing at USBR’s Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Read more…

PACE Recognized for 10 Consecutive Years as Exhibitor and Sponsor of CASQA Conferences

PACE was recognized at the 2016 California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) conference in San Diego, CA for providing 10 consecutive years of support for the organization as an exhibitor and sponsor at the annual conference.

In addition to exhibiting as a sponsor to the conference events, PACE regularly presents technical presentations at the conference on a wide variety of stormwater quality and stormwater management topics.

The 2016 conference taking place between 9/12-9/14/16 features two presentations by Bruce Phillips, MS, PE, Sr. Vice President of Stormwater Management of PACE. For more information on these presentations, click here.

The California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) is a professional member association dedicated to the advancement of stormwater quality management through collaboration, education, implementation guidance, regulatory review, and scientific assessment.

PACE is a highly specialized water engineering company staffed by civil engineers and scientists dedicated to advanced water resource solutions.

City of Bisbee, Arizona Wastewater Treatment Plant Solar Array Addition Receives Multiple Accolades

The City of Bisbee’s San Jose Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Solar Array Addition project led by PACE has received two awards this year for its positive contributions towards clean water and energy management. Award recognition includes the prestigious Arizona American Public Works Association (APWA) Small Cities/Rural Communities 2016 Project of the Year – Environment Clean Water Project of the Year and the Water Infrastructure Finance Authority (WIFA) 2015 Clean Water Project of the Year.

This $1.6 million infrastructure project mitigates environmental impacts by utilizing a renewable energy source to power the City of Bisbee’s wastewater treatment operations. The 400kW solar system currently produces 89% of the electricity required to run the plant and saves the City of Bisbee approximately $20,000 – $30,000 annually after financing costs.

Read more about the project | View award application

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…