On Tuesday, May 14, Alan Kemmet accepted the Engineering Excellence Award from the
for the City of Minot Water Treament Plant Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Project
. The award was presented at the ACEC/ND's 2019 Spring Conference at the Radisson Hotel in Bismarck, ND.
The annual Engineering Excellence Awards competition recognizes engineering firms for projects that demonstrate an exceptional degree of innovation, complexity, achievement, and value.
Congratulations to all involved!
About the Project
In 2011, the Mouse River flood threatened the Minot Water Treatment Plant (WTP), which provides the sole source of potable water for the City of Minot, the Minot Airforce Base, and much of the surrounding region. The City of Minot set out immediately after the flood to create permanent flood hazard mitigation measures for the Minot WTP. These flood hazard mitigation measures were successfully constructed, and the facility is now protected by 1,750 feet of concrete floodwall, tie-back levees, and road closure structures. In addition, several improvements were made to the WTP’s treatment process, internal drainage was improved (in no small part thanks to a 26-million-gallon-per-day pump station), and several roadways were reconstructed. All of this was accomplished without disrupting operations at the WTP.
This project greatly reduces the chance that the Minot WTP and other infrastructure in the project area will be threatened or damaged by future flood events, thus preserving safe drinking water for the City of Minot and the surrounding region.
This is the second award this project has won. Last January, the north Dakota Ready Mix and Concrete Prodcuts Associated recognized this project with the Gold Star Award.