The City of Port Angeles receives the IACC "Creative Solutions" award
The City of Port Angeles received the "Creative Solutions" award presented by the Infrastructure Assistance Coordinating Council (IACC) of Washington State. The award was presented at the recent IACC conference on 1 October 2014.
The award recognizes the City’s innovative design of the Combined Sewer Overflow project which reutilized existing infrastructure, greatly reducing project costs and construction timelines. The design reutilized an abandoned industrial water line, which was slip-lined with 3 waste water pipes, greatly reducing excavation in environmentally and archaeologically sensitive areas. In addition, an unused 5 million gallon storage tank was repurposed to temporarily hold combined sewer overflows during heavy rain events. The design was a combined team effort of City engineers, the design firm of Brown & Caldwell, the environmental firm of Farallon Consulting, the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, and the Department of Ecology.
The Infrastructure Assistance Coordinating Council (IACC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Washington communities and tribes identify and obtain resources they need to develop, improve, and maintain infrastructure. It consists of staff from state and federal agencies, local government associations, and nonprofit technical assistance organizations.
Where the combined sewer overflow begins combining,
thanks to award-winning design!
So...Do you proud Port Angelesites feel innovative? Or is this a bogus award from a circle jerk organization? In other words, is having a 5 million gallon sewage tank on your shoreline a point of pride, or just a crock of shit?