Governor's Iowa Environmental Excellence Award Presented at Ceremony to HDR-Led Project

(July 9, 2013) - In a ceremony across the street from the Iowa State Capital, an HDR-led project for the City of Clinton was honored with the Governor's Iowa Environmental Excellence Award.

Two HDR Water & Natural Resources professionals - David Dechant of Cedar Rapids and Ron Sova of Omaha - joined dignitaries Thursday from the City of Clinton and the Regional Wastewater Reclamation Facility to accept the award from Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds at the Wallace State Office Building.

As the city's engineering consultant, HDR began designing a new 12-MGD regional wastewater treatment plant as Clinton officials teamed with those in the towns of Low Moor and Camanche who also faced increasingly stringent water quality regulations and capacity concerns.

HDR provided concept development, design, environmental permitting, bidding, construction phase and operations service for this $62 million capital project. HDR professionals worked collaboratively with several of the RWRF's employees throughout the design and construction phases, as well as participating in concept, preliminary and final design reviews.

HDR is a global employee-owned firm providing architecture, engineering, consulting, construction and related services through our various operating companies. More than 8,000 professionals are committed to helping clients manage complex projects and make sound decisions. 

Pictured are (from left) Jessica Kinser, Clinton City administrator; Ron Sova, HDR project manager; Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds; David Dechant, HDR client service manager; Bob Milroy, Clinton assistant superintendent – treatment plant; Dan Riney – Clinton water quality superintendent; Maggie Klaes, Clinton council member; Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad; and Paul Gassman, Clinton council member.