Drinking water and wastewater treatment systems need to be carefully planned and designed, but to ensure that utilities get the most for their investments; equal attention must be given to managing the construction process. Projects are becoming more and more complex. Construction activities must be closely monitored to provide confidence that the quality of work is in compliance with the contract documents. Daily activities must be thoroughly documented, materials must be tested, and change orders must include thorough justification including merit and entitlement. Having a professional construction management team improves both project quality and peace of mind for the owners and operators.