Austin Clean Water Program Awarded

February 2009

Austin's Clean Water Program, an Environmental Protection Agency-ordered effort to end sewage overflows into neighborhoods, has been named one of the top infrastructure programs in North America's history by the International Right of Way Association. The association ranked the project eighth on its top 10 list of best infrastructure projects over the past 75 years. The $400 million program joined Florida's Turnpike Suncoast Parkway, the City of Phoenix Light Rail Project and the Golden Gate Bridge, among others, according to a release from the Austin Water Utility. Austin's real estate department secured 861 separate agreements allowing the city to run pipes across properties or do other work, the release said. The city spent $15 million securing the agreements and making 100 separate projects possible, according to the water utility. The remaining five projects should be finished in March. The EPA deadline is June. - News release from the Austin Water Public Affairs Office 

V&A is proud to be involved in a variety of ACWP projects including Govalle 4 and 5 wastewater improvements.