LOVES PARK, Ill. — CP&Y, a consulting firm that offers services in the environmental, transportation, transit, aviation, and specialty engineering services, recently received one of eight National Grand Awards at the ACEC National Awards Gala in Washington D.C., according to a press release.

The award recognized the firm's work on the San Antonio Water System’s Dos Rios Water Recycling Center Tertiary Filters Project.

The San Antonio Water System sought to double capacity and replace existing tertiary filters at the Dos Rios Water Recycling Center. Conventional expansion proved to be inefficient and costly, stated the release.

To reduce costs, CP&Y was able to adapt more efficient cloth media technology into the existing structure, doubling capacity within the same footprint by using the AquaDiamond cloth media filter from Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc. 

This filter is designed to combine two proven technologies; traveling bridge and cloth media filters. The result is two to three times the flow capacity of a traveling bridge filter within an equivalent footprint. This new design saves over $40 million and reduces water usage by 130 billion gallons over the life of the project, noted the release.